Expression of HNP 1-3 in tumors and serum. FIG.2A HNP 1-3 profiles of normal and colon tumor tissue. 40 colon tumor and 40 normal colon tissue samples were analysed on NP20 chips. Differences in mean intensities of HNP 1-3 in normal and colon tumor tissue were statistical significant at 5% level (p < 0.0005). FIG. 2B HNP profiles of normal and colon cancer serum. Serum samples (125 colon cancer and 100 normal) were analyzed on IMAC30 chips. The mean intensities were significantly different at 5% level (p < 2.2e-16). The reproducibility was significant for all three peptides in both tissue and serum. The standard deviation of HNP 1, 2 and 3 was 70%, 136% and 57% in normal tissue and 11%, 15% and 8% in tumor tissue. The standard deviation of HNP 1, 2 and 3 was 96%, 154% and 81% in normal serum and 234%, 365% and 282% in cancer serum. The boxplot show the 25th quantile, median, 75th quantile, and whiskers extent to min. and max. values.
Albrethsen et al. BMC Cancer 2005 5:8 doi:10.1186/1471-2407-5-8