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Table 2 Correlations among Nodal and its related molecules in OCCCas and OEmCas

From: Nodal induces apoptosis and inhibits proliferation in ovarian endometriosis-clear cell carcinoma lesions

  OCCCa OEmCa
Nodal pSmad2 XIAP bcl2 bax pGSK-3β Ki-67 Nodal pSmad2 XIAP bcl2 bax pGSK-3β Ki-67
r (p) r (p) r (p) r (p) r (p) r (p) r (p) r (p) r (p) r (p) r (p) r (p) r (p) r (p)
pSmad 0.48 * * * * * * 0.25 * * * * * *
(0.0003)        (0.18)       
XIAP 0.61 0.46 * * * * * 0.43 0.1 * * * * *
(< 0.0001) (0.0006)       (0.02) (0.57)      
bcl2 0.14 0.4 0.2 * * * * 0.18 −0.01 −0.29 * * * *
(0.28) (0.002) (0.14)      (0.3) (0.93) (0.13)     
bax − 0.06 0.14 − 0.19 0.2 * * * 0.4 0.08 0.16 0.26 * * *
(0.64) (0.29) (0.49) (0.14)     (0.03) (0.65) (0.39) (0.15)    
pGSK-3β 0.4 0.47 0.4 0.4 0.4 * * 0.46 0.5 0.61 0.35 0.7 * *
(0.003) (0.0005) (0.003) (0.002) (0.003)    (0.01) (0.007) (0.001) (0.05) (0.0001)   
Ki-67 0.07 0.22 0.11 0.02 0.1 0.46 * −0.13 0.19 0.36 −0.28 0.36 0.6 *
(0.58) (0.1) (0.8) (0.89) (0.46) (0.0006)   (0.49) (0.3) (0.05) (0.12) (0.05) (0.001)  
Apoptosis 0.5 0.32 0.25 0.09 0.05 0.24 0.1 0.11 −0.07 −0.19 0.32 0.43 0.32 −0.17
(0.0002) (0.02) (0.06) (0.5) (0.73) (0.07) (0.47) (0.59) (0.7) (0.3) (0.08) (0.02) (0.08) (0.93)
  1. r, Spearman’s correlation coefficient; *, not examined