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Table 1 Clinicopathological characteristics and BDNF expression by immunohistochemistry in 65 cases of HCCs.

From: More expressions of BDNF and TrkB in multiple hepatocellular carcinoma and anti-BDNF or K252a induced apoptosis, supressed invasion of HepG2 and HCCLM3 cells

   BDNF  
   Higher expression
(n = 41)
Lower expression
(n = 24)
p-value
Distribution Solitary 10 15 *0.002
  Multiple 31 9  
Differentiation Well 23 7 *0.036
  Moderate-poor 18 17  
Stage I+II 7 12 *0.005
  III 34 12  
Lymph node metastasis +
-
19
22
4
20
*0.016
  1. * = statistically significant difference.