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Table 2 The mRNA expression of TGFβ/Smads in different cell lines and mice models

From: TGF beta1 and related-Smads contribute to pulmonary metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma in mice model

  Cell line/ Models MHCC97H or L 2-Ct (MEAN±SD) 95%CI P value
     Lower bound Higher bound  
TGFβ Cell line MHCC97H 0.18±0.15 0.07 0.29  
   MHCC97L 0.40±0.19 0.26 0.52 0.011#
  Models MHCC97H 1.24±0.96 0.78 1.69  
   MHCC97L 2.81±1.61 1.73 3.89 0.002*
Smad2 Cell line MHCC97H 0.99±0.17 0.50 1.56  
   MHCC97L 2.56±0.66 1.38 2.91 0.047#
  Models MHCC97H 1.18±0.73 0.84 1.53  
   MHCC97L 1.52±0.42 1.23 1.80 0.172*
Smad7 Cell line MHCC97H 12.36±1.62 8.32 16.40  
   MHCC97L 46.98±30.39 −28.52 122.48 0.187#
  Models MHCC97H 1.18±0.62 0.88 1.46  
   MHCC97L 1.48±0.90 0.87 2.08 0.275*
  1. Students’ t test was used to assess the statistical significance of differences between two groups. 95%CI: 95% Confidence Interval for Mean, SD=standard deviation, # compared with MHCC97-H cell line; * compared with MHCC97-H model.