Table 3.

IGF-II P4 mRNA expression levels by type of liver tissue

No. casesP4 mRNA level (mean ± SD)P
Different liver samples
    HCC T340.95 ± 0.760.037*, 0.324
    HCC NT341.23 ± 0.720.002
    N80.24 ± 0.20
HCC T
    Unmethylated allele251.19 ± 0.740.001
    Methylated allele90.29 ± 0.31
HCC NT
    Unmethylated allele241.49 ± 0.670.000
    Methylated allele100.60 ± 0.33
  • Abbreviations: T, tumor tissues; NT, matched nontumor tissues; N, normal liver tissues.

  • * HCC tumor tissues versus normal liver tissues.

  • HCC tumor tissues versus HCC matched nontumor tissues.

  • HCC matched nontumor tissues versus normal liver tissues.