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Table 1 Optimal number of reference miRNAs – colorectal cancer

From: MicroRNA Expression in Formalin-fixed Paraffin-embedded Cancer Tissue: Identifying Reference MicroRNAs and Variability

Number of miRNAs Va ΔVa miRNAs added Stability increased?
2 miR-103a-3p, miR-152-3p
3 vs 2 0.3475 miR-132-3p
4 vs 3 0.1400 -0.2075 miR-27a-3p yes
5 vs 4 0.1728 0.0328 miR-140-5p no
6 vs 5 0.1145 -0.0583 miR-30b-5p yes
7 vs 6 0.1189 0.0044 miR-339-5p no
8 vs 7 0.1005 -0.0185 miR-331-3p yes
9 vs 8 0.0991 -0.0014 miR-374a-5p yes
10 vs 9 0.0778 -0.0212 miR-652-3p yes
11 vs 10 0.0689 -0.0089 miR-335-5p yes
12 vs 11 0.0728 0.0040 miR-185-5p no
13 vs 12 0.0588 -0.0140 miR-151-5p yes
14 vs 13 0.0614 0.0025 miR-106b-5p no
15 vs 14 0.0503 -0.0111 miR-199a-3p yes
16 vs 15 0.0574 0.0071 miR-425-5p no
17 vs 16 0.0426 -0.0147 miR-26a-5p yes
18 vs 17 0.0685 0.0259 miR-24-3p no
  1. MiRNAs in bold are the ones that are included in the optimal number of references to use.
  2. aThe stability measure V is calculated according to Vandesompele et al. [21]