Table 2

Proportion of cases showing MMP mRNA overexpression

DysplasiasSCC (N = 15)P*P
Nonprogressors (N = 15)Progressors (N = 19)P
MMP-19 (60%)15 (79%)0.313 (87%)0.20.7
MMP-23 (20%)8 (42%)0.37 (47%)0.21
MMP-910 (67%)19 (100%) 0.01 15 (100%) 0.04
  • NOTE. Overexpression is defined as relative mRNA expression of >2. Significant P values are shown in bold.

  • * P for χ2 test comparing dysplasias from nonprogressors with SCCs.

  • P for χ2 test comparing dysplasias from progressors with SCCs.