Table 1

Summary of subcellular localization of fatty acid binding protein 7 in gliomas

Diagnosis

Total Number examined

nuclear only or nuclear/cytoplasmic positive

Cytoplasmic positive only

negative

p value1


grade I pilocytic astrocytoma

10

0

9

1

NA2

grade II astrocytoma

5

1

0

4

0.003

grade III astrocytoma

5

3

0

2

0.001

grade IV GBM

9

3

3

3

0.022

grade II oligoastrocytoma

7

2

2

3

0.027

grade III oligoastrocytoma

10

5

3

2

0.006

grade III oligodendroglioma

19

3

0

16

NA3


1 The significance of nuclear FABP7 between 9 FABP7-positive grade I pilocytic astrocytoma specimens and the other type of FABP7-positive tumors was evaluated using Mann-Whitney test.

2 Minimal number of FABP7-positive nuclei were occasionally seen in all grade I tumors and we did not consider them for statistics.

3 FABP7 was not expressed in neoplastic oligodendrocytes.

Liang et al. BMC Cancer 2006 6:97   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-6-97

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