Elevated expression of versican associates with MD and MAMCs in breast carcinomas. Correlation of decorin (A) and versican (B) immunostaining in normal breast tissue, and normal and carcinoma tissues with mammographically detected high MD and MAMCs. Immunohistochemical (IHC) score was estimated as described in materials and methods. Bars represent the median value within each category. Differences between sub-groups (normal and cancer tissues with identical mammographic findings) were analyzed by Mann-Whitney U-test. (*) Statistically significant accumulation of decorin (A) and versican (B) in breast carcinomas associated with high MD and MAMCs [correlation of sub-groups: normal breast tissue, breast carcinoma with MD and breast carcinoma with MAMCs marked with black dots (•) using Kruskal-Wallis Anova].