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Table 1 Correlation between expressions of NF-κB, pSTAT3 and MMP9 in human gastric cancer specimens

From: A synergistic interaction between transcription factors nuclear factor-κB and signal transducers and activators of transcription 3 promotes gastric cancer cell migration and invasion

  NF-κB P
Positive (%) Negative (%)
Total 41 (16) 214 (84)  
pSTAT3
 Positive 15 (25) 46 (75) 0.038*
 Negative 26 (13) 168 (87)  
MMP9
 Positive 15 (33) 31 (67) 0.001*
 Negative 26 (12) 183 (88)  
  pSTAT3 P
Positive (%) Negative (%)
Total 61 (24) 194 (76)  
MMP9
 Positive 17 (37) 29 (63) 0.022*
 Negative 44 (21) 165 (79)  
  1. NF-κB, nuclear factor-κB; pSTAT3, phospho-Tyr705-signal transducers and activators of transcription 3; MMP9, matrix metalloproteinase 9.
  2. * Considered to be statistically significant (< 0.05).