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Table 1 Clinicopathological associations of moesin expression in patients with cervical cancer

From: Vascular endothelial growth factor C promotes cervical cancer metastasis via up-regulation and activation of RhoA/ROCK-2/moesin cascade

   Moesin immunostaining
  Total number of cases - + ++ +++
Normal cervical tissues (NC) 20 8 (40%) 11 (55%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%)
cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 24 2 (8.3%) 18 (75%) 3 (12.5%) 1 (4.2%)
Cervical squamous carcinoma 42 4 (9.5%) 13 (31%) 15 (35.7%) 10 (23.8%)
   stage I (SC(I)) 22 2 8 8 4
   stage II (SC(II)) 20 2 5 7 6
Lymph node metastasis      
With 10 0 1 2 7
Without 32 4 12 13 3
  1. NOTE: Interpretation of moesin staining was described in Materials and Methods. Moesin staining was graded as negative (-; score: 0-1), weak (+; 2-4), moderate (++; 5-8), and strong (++; 9-12).