Table 1

Levels of mRNA and protein hTERT expression and percentage of cases with telomere length scores 2 to 3 according to histology in preneoplastic and invasive bronchial lesions

HistologyhTERT mRNA mean scores ± standard deviationshTERT mean scores ± standard deviationsPercentage of cases with telomere length levels of 2 or 3
N/H35 ± 1420 ± 20100
SM66 ± 3747 ± 5616
mD61 ± 4137 ± 928
MD100 ± 46128 ± 7937
SD144 ± 35167 ± 8066
CIS185 ± 34193 ± 7955
Invasive carcinoma161 ± 43154 ± 7955
  • Abbreviations: N/H, normal/hyperplastic epithelium; SM, squamous metaplasia; mD, mild dysplasia; MD, moderate dysplasia; SD, severe dysplasia.