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Table 3 Tumour and stromal TSP expression in correlation with MVD, VEGF expression and ECM components

From: Thrombospondin-1 expression in urothelial carcinoma: prognostic significance and association with p53 alterations, tumour angiogenesis and extracellular matrix components

  tumour cells TSP stromal TSP
  0,1/2,3 p value 0/+,++, +++ p value
mvd       
low 57 3 p < 0.000 36 24 p = 0.031
high 55 5 1 23 37  
VEGF       
low(0,1) 30 2 NS 24 8 p = 0.001
high (2,3) 100 8   51 56  
p53       
<5% 40 5 NS 37 17 NS
>5% 44 4   29 19  
tenascin       
0,+ 70 6 NS 56 19 p < 0.000
++,+++ 23 3   9 17 1
fibronectin       
0,+ 39 3 NS 32 10 p = 0.003
++,+++ 54 6   33 26