Table 2

HOX genes expressed only in ESCC

GenePositive cases in T (%)Expression level (mean ± SD)*Positive cases in N
HOXA103 (8.3)0.67 ± 0.140
HOXA1327 (75.0)1.08 ± 0.410
HOXB721 (58.3)0.96 ± 0.210
HOXC412 (33.3)0.52 ± 0.130
HOXC815 (41.7)0.55 ± 0.120
HOXD96 (16.7)0.40 ± 0.030
HOXD1015 (41.7)0.62 ± 0.250
HOXD1315 (41.7)0.52 ± 0.090
  • NOTE. Total case number is 36.

    Abbreviations: T, tumor tissue; N, noncancerous mucosa.

  • * When the mean value of expression level was calculated, the samples that did not express HOX genes were not included.