MUC2 mRNA and promoter methylation in HCC patients. (A) MUC2 mRNA expression were lower in HCC patients with ΔMI > = 0 than those with ΔMI < 0. Statistical analyses were done using the unpaired t test. (B) The scatter plots summarized relative expression levels of MUC2 mRNA (−ΔΔCT) associated with relative methylation index (ΔMI) in HCC patients. Statistical analyses were done using Pearson correlation test. -ΔΔCT, - (ΔCTHCC-ΔCTNon-HCC); ΔMI, MIHCC-MINon-HCC.
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