Table 3

%Expression level of p73 and p53a

Tumor typeNo.p73 mRNA levelp53 mRNA levelp73 protein level
T/Tβ/N/NβbT/Tβ/N/NβNo.T/Tβ/N/Nβ
Advanced stage124.4 ± 2.41.3 ± 0.975.2 ± 2.9
Early stage91.5 ± 0.51.3 ± 1.051.5 ± 0.6
Borderline tumor61.1 ± 0.20.9 ± 0.231.2 ± 0.3
  • a P = 0.016 and 0.008, respectively, for p73 mRNA between advanced and early stage cancer or borderline tumor. P = 0.019 and 0.029, respectively, for p73 protein between advanced stage and early stage or borderline tumor. P > 0.05 between early stage and borderline in both p73 mRNA and protein level. P of p53 is > 0.05.

  • b T, tumor; N, normal; Tβ, β-actin expression level in tumor; Nβ, β actin expression level in normal tissues.