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Table 3 Serum MUC5AC antibody levels (OD unit) and MUC5AC expression in pathology specimens of polyp patients.

From: Humoral immune response to MUC5AC in patients with colorectal polyps and colorectal carcinoma

  Group I (n = 11) Group II (n = 6) and Group III (n = 3)
  Serum Antibody Level Expression of MUC5AC in polyp specimens Serum Antibody level Expression of MUC5AC in polyp specimens
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Antibody positive 0.948 (+)* 0.225 (+)(+) (-)(+)(-)(-)
  0.312 (+)    (-)(+)
  0.616 (+)(+)    
  0.317 (-) 0.246 (-) (+)
  0.275 (+)(-)    
  0.227 (+) 0.53   (-)
Antibody negative 0.165 (-)(-) 0.055 (-)(+) (+)
  0.143 (-)(+) 0.163 (+)(-) (+)
  0.219 (-) 0.195 (-) (-)
  0.146 (-) 0.151 (+) (-)(-)(-)(-)(+)
  0.127 (-)    
    0.14   (+)(+)
    0.128   (-)
  1. *: Each parenthesis represents the histology of one polyp specimens and MUC5AC expression.
  2. (-): No MUC5AC staining at polyp specimens
  3. (+): MUC5AC staining at polyp specimens
  4. HP: Hyperplastic polyp
  5. TA: Tubuler adenoma
  6. TV: Tubulovillous adenoma
  7. V: Villous adenoma
  8. OD = Optical density