Table 1

Comparison of expression data for VEGF-B, VEGF-C and VEGF-D with previously published reports
VEGF family member Own data Published data
Δ expression Δ expression Sampling method Other confounders Refs
Resection Biopsy
VEGF-B = ↗ *** = Resection - [5]
= Resection Rectal incl. [7]
= Resection Rectal incl. [8]
VEGF-C ↗ * ↗ *** = Resection - [5]
n.s. Rectal incl. [6]
Resection Rectal incl. [7]
= Resection Rectal incl. [8]
= Biopsy Rectal incl. [14]
VEGF-D ↘ *** = n.s. Rectal incl. [6]
Resection Rectal incl. [7]
Resection Rectal incl. [8]
Biopsy Rectal incl. [14]

Δ expression: differential expression in carcinoma samples compared to healthy tissue samples.

↗: significantly increased.

↘: significantly decreased.

=: no significance.

n.s.: not specified.

Rectal incl.: rectal samples included in the analysis.

*: p<0.05 with Wilcoxon signed rank test.

***: p<0.001 with Wilcoxon signed rank test.

Pringels et al.

Pringels et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:515   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-515

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