Table 1

Median DPD mRNA expression and enzyme activity in liver, liver metastases, colon, and colon tumora

TissueDPD mRNA (amole/μg total RNA)DPD activity (pmol/min/mg protein)
Liver1.17 (0.56–2.14)266 (210–380)
Liver metastasis0.37 (0.02–0.66)125 (100–210)
Colon0.11 (0.01–0.33)47 (20–70)
Colon tumor0.01 (0.01–0.22)50 (20–50)
  • a Numbers in parentheses represent ranges.