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Table 4 The number of organ-specific metastasis sites in nude mice after cell plantation (15 mice/each group)

From: Long non-coding RNA MALAT-1 modulates metastatic potential of tongue squamous cell carcinomas partially through the regulation of small proline rich proteins

Metastasis site Mock-CAL27 SPRR2A-CAL27 SPRR1B-CAL27
Brain 0 0 0
Kidney 1 0 2
Liver 6 2 7
Mediastinum 2 1 2
Bone 2 0 2
Colon 8 3 9
Local invasion 11 13 12
Mesentery 3 1 5
Mice with metastases 11 (73.3 %) 5 (33.3 %)* 12 (80 %)
  1. *P < 0.05 V.S. Mock-CAL27 group