Table 3

Correlation between immunoreactivity of the enzymes

STS LIEST LI17βHSD Type2 LISTS LI
STS
 Positive cases22.6 ± 38.46.8 ± 4.17.9 ± 4.3
 Negative cases11.5 ± 11.711.1 ± 13.18.6 ± 3.9
N.S.N.S.N.S.
EST
 Positive cases36.2 ± 16.612.0 ± 7.747.3 ± 9.1
 Negative cases45.1 ± 20.98.2 ± 9.638.1 ± 4.0
N.S.N.S.N.S.
17βHSD Type2
 Positive cases50.2 ± 26.213.5 ± 12.09.1 ± 5.0
 Negative cases35.7 ± 21.621.1 ± 35.47.3 ± 2.2
N.S.N.S.N.S.
Arom.
 Positive cases44.5 ± 30.014.6 ± 9.49.0 ± 4.2
 Negative cases38.5 ± 19.324.6 ± 37.09.5 ± 7.8
N.S.N.S.N.S.
  • NOTE. All data are presented as mean ± 95% confidence interval.

  • Abbreviations: STS, steroid sulfatase; EST, estrogen sulfotransferase; N.S., not significant; Arom., aromatase; 17βHSD, 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase.