Table 2

Methylation status of MMP-2 and MMP-9 genes in ameloblastoma and healthy gingiva
Parameters Ameloblastoma (n = 12) Healthy gingiva (n = 12) p-value*
MMP-2 methylation
Methylated 05 (41.7%) 12 (100.0%) 0.002*
Unmethylated 07 (58.3%) 0 (0.0%)
MMP-9 methylation/restriction site digested by HhaI
Methylated 0 (0.0%) 06 (50.0%) 0.006*
Unmethylated 12 (100.0%) 06 (50.0%)
MMP-9 methylation/restriction site digested by AciI
Methylated 01 (8.3%) 0 (0.0%) 0.317
Unmethylated 11 (91.7%) 12 (100.0%)

* Fisher’s exact test (p < 0.05).

Farias et al.

Farias et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2012 12:11   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-12-11

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