Table 3

HOX genes expressed in noncancerous mucosa and ESCC

GenePositive cases in T (%)Expression level (mean ± SD)*Positive cases in N (%)Expression level (mean ± SD)*P
HOXA730 (83.3)1.08 ± 0.3812 (33.3)0.84 ± 0.140.000
HOXA924 (66.7)0.70 ± 0.229 (25.0)0.66 ± 0.350.001
HOXC624 (66.7)0.86 ± 0.319 (25.0)0.62 ± 0.280.001
HOXA231 (86.1)0.93 ± 0.2936 (100.0)1.12 ± 0.430.054
HOXC933 (91.7)0.97 ± 0.2536 (100.0)0.48 ± 0.110.239
  • 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.

  • P from Fisher exact test.