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Table 2 Serum CTSB and CTSD concentrations of the patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma and the healthy population

From: Diagnostic values of serum cathepsin B and D in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma

  Patients (n = 80)   Controls (n =40)   p value
Mean (±SD) Median (min–max) Mean (±SD) Median (min–max)  
CTSB (mg/L) 12.5 ± 3.5 12.4 (4.4–25.6) 2.5 ± 1.4 2.1 (0.6–5.0) 0.001
CTSD (mg/L) 15.7 ± 8.7 14.7 (2–42.3) 2.7 ± 0.8 2.8 (1.3–3.7) 0.001
  1. Notes: CTSB cathepsin, B CTSD cathepsin D, SD standard deviation