Immunohistochemistry of matched glioma core and rim samples as well as normal brain control from a glioma invasion specific tissue microarray (TMA). Staining for CTGF exhibits strong signal in a majority of invasive cells (rim, arrows) compared to stationary cells from tumor core. Normal brain control shows only weak staining; size standard = 200 μm. Median staining intensity for CTGF assessed separately in core and rim cells is represented as bar chart; pie charts represent staining intensity for respective portion of glioma cells separately in core and rim (*, p < 0.05) (A). Boxplot representing levels of CTGF in glioma expression data set (*, p < 0.05)(B).
Demuth et al. BMC Genomics 2008 9:54 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-9-54