Table 4

MMP-3 gene promoter polymorphism distribution in patients, according to the presence or absence of metastasis, and controls

Controls versus M+ P = 0.027 5A/5A versus 5A/6A + 6A/6A; controls versus M+ P = 0.010 5A versus 6A; M+ versus M− P = 0.064 5A/5A versus 5A/6A + 6A/6A; controls versus M− P = 0.95 5A/5A versus 5A/6A + 6A/6A; controls versus M− P = 0.37 5A versus 6A.

M+M−Controls
5A/6A+ 6A/6A253788
5A/5A15922
5A frequency0.610.500.44