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Table 2 Expression of RGC-32 and E-cadherin in normal pancreas, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer tissues

From: Response gene to complement-32 enhances metastatic phenotype by mediating transforming growth factor beta-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition in human pancreatic cancer cell line BxPC-3

Tissue RGC-32 staining intensity   E-cadherin  
  - + ++ +++ Positive/total P-value normal abnormal P-value
Normal pancreas 5 3 0 0 3/8 1.000a 8 0 1.000a
Chronic pancreatitis 7 3 2 0 5/12 0.028b 11 1 0.004b
Pancreatic cancer 9 5 12 16 33/42 0.030c 19 23 0.005c
  1. a, normal pancreas compared with chronic pancreatitis
  2. b, chronic pancreatitis compared with pancreatic cancer
  3. c, pancreatic cancer compared with normal pancreas