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Table 1 Relationship between the subcellular distribution of p57 protein and clinicopathologic factors in cancerous tissues of hepatocellular carcinoma patients

From: The role of cytoplasmic p57 in invasion of hepatocellular carcinoma

Variable n Nuclear p57 (\( \overline{x} \) ± s) P Cytoplasmic p57 (\( \overline{x} \) ± s) P
Tumor size    0.016*   0.199
 <50 mm 18 4.82 ± 3.10   4.32 ± 2.92  
 ≥50 mm 27 2.88 ± 2.65   3.18 ± 3.33  
Histological grade    0.283   0.503
 I + II 36 3.88 ± 3.08   3.79 ± 3.17  
 III 9 2.83 ± 2.48   3.08 ± 3.37  
TNM stage    0.150   0.098
 I + II 12 4.60 ± 3.07   4.80 ± 3.57  
 III + IV 33 3.30 ± 2.89   3.20 ± 2.97  
Capsular invasion and extrahepatic metastasis 0.05   0.013
 Positive 24 2.97 ± 2.86   2.71 ± 3.10  
 Negative 21 4.54 ± 2.93   4.83 ± 2.96  
AFP    0.131   0.670
 <400 μg · L−1 21 4.32 ± 2.84   3.84 ± 3.13  
 ≥400 μg · L−1 24 3.10 ± 3.01   3.47 ± 3.29  
  1. n Number of patients, AFP alpha-fetoprotein, TNM tumor-node-metastasis