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Table 2 Clinicopathological characteristics and TrkB 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

   TrkB  
   Positive expression
(n = 36)
Negative expression
(n = 29)
p-value
Distribution Solitary 10 15 *0.049
  Multiple 26 14  
Differentiation Well 20 10 0.090
  Moderate-poor 16 19  
Stage I+II 6 13 *0.013
  III 30 16  
Lymph node metastasis +
-
14
22
9
20
0.510
  1. * = statistically significant difference.