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Table 1 Relationship between distinct LC3B staining patterns in esophageal adenocarcinoma patient Group 1 (neoadjuvant-naïve). Statistical analysis was carried out using chi-squared test (* p < 0. 05)

From: LC3B globular structures correlate with survival in esophageal adenocarcinoma

 LC3B globular structuresLC3B cytoplasmic
NegativePositivep–valueNegativePositivep-value
LC3B crescent or ring-like structures
 Negative50(90.9 %)18(36.7 %)<0.001*36(61.0 %)32(71.1 %)0.3
 Positive5(9.1 %)31(63.3 %)23(39.0 %)13(28.9 %)
LC3B cytoplasmic
 Negative20(36.4 %)39(79.6 %)<0.001*   
 Positive35(63.6 %)10(20.4 %)