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Table 3 The expression pattern of MEIS1 and SALL4 in different pathological states of the ESCCs

From: MEIS1 promotes expression of stem cell markers in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

   MEIS1 expression SALL4 expression p-value
   Normal/under Over Normal/under Over  
Sex Male 18 6 9 15 P = 0.521
Female 21 5 10 16  
Lymph node metastasis No metastasis 20 8 13 15 P = 0.023*
Node metastasis 19 3 6 16  
Depth of invasion T1,2 8 3 1 10 P = 0.017*
T3,4 31 8 18 21  
Stage of progression Stage I/II 23 8 12 19 P = 0.030*
Stage III/IV 16 3 7 12  
Grade of differentiation P.D** 5 1 4 2 P = 0.231
M.D 27 6 9 24  
W.D 7 4 6 5  
Location Lower 18 4 9 13 P = 0.327
Middle 20 6 9 17  
Upper 1 1 1 1  
  1. *Asterisk show statistical significance
  2. **P. D Poorly Differentiated, M. D Moderatly Differentiated, W. D Well Differentiated