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Table 3 hTERT mRNA expression in benign testicular tissue specimens

From: The differentiation status of primary gonadal germ cell tumors correlates inversely with telomerase activity and the expression level of the gene encoding the catalytic subunit of telomerase

Histology   Telomerase activity (median) 25th percentile, 75th percentile (range) hTERT mRNA (median) 25th percentile, 75th percentile (range)
Norm n = 12 559.2 127.2
   182.1, 521.8 104.2, 140.3
   (233 – 884) (80.5 – 246.7)
MA n = 14 474.7 39.0
   162.1, 320.4 25.0, 70.4
   (227 – 899) (13.1–83.9)
SCOS n = 12 7.2 2.2
   3.1, 16 0.0, 5.3
   (0 – 32) (0.00 – 7.20)
  1. hTERT = human telomerase reverse transcriptase. MA = maturation arrest (Johnsen score 3–5); Norm = normal gametogenesis; SCOS = Sertoli-cell-only syndrome.