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Table 2 Number (percentage) of melanocytic lesions expressing different levels of FABP7

From: The fatty acid binding protein 7 (FABP7) is involved in proliferation and invasion of melanoma cells

Tumor type No. of tumors Cytoplasm Nucleus
   - ≤ 5% 6–50% > 50% - ≤ 5% 6–50% > 50%
Benign nevi 11 1 (9) 0 (-) 1 (9) 9 (82) 3 (28) 4 (36) 4 (36) 0 (-)
Primary melanomas 149 43 (28) 14 (9) 42 (28) 50 (34) 79 (53) 51 (34) 16 (11) 3 (2)
SSM 93 32 (34) 10 (11) 25 (27) 26 (28) 51 (55) 31 (33) 9 (10) 2 (2)
NM 56 11 (20) 4 (7) 17 (30) 24 (43) 28 (50) 20 (36) 7 (12) 1 (2)
Metastases 68 21 (31) 8 (11) 21 (31) 18 (27) 40 (59) 20 (29) 7 (11) 1 (1)