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Table 1 Correlation analysis of MELK, STRAP expression and clinical features

From: Sanguinarine triggers intrinsic apoptosis to suppress colorectal cancer growth through disassociation between STRAP and MELK

Characteristics Patients n = 51 MELK expression STRAP expression
low high P value low high P value
Gender     0.972    0.945
 Male 33 13 20   15 18  
 Female 18 7 11   8 10  
Age (year)     0.389    0.741
  ≥ 60 32 14 18   15 17  
  < 60 19 6 13   8 11  
Tumor size     0.431    0.461
  ≥ 5 cm 16 5 11   6 10  
  < 5 cm 35 15 20   17 18  
Tumor differention     0.544    0.931
 Good 0       
 Moderate 47 19 28   21 26  
 Poor 4 1 3   2 2  
T-stage     0.026    0.013
 1–2 10 7 3   8 2  
 3–4 41 13 28   15 26  
N-stage     0.024    0.991
 0 31 16 15   14 17  
 1–2 20 4 16   9 11  
M-stage     0.832    0.491
 0 44 17 27   19 25  
 1 7 3 4   4 3