Table 2

Relationship between the response to neoadjuvant CRT and the expression of Bax, Bcl-2, Cytochrome-c, Caspase-3, VEGF, and MMP-9
Complete response (PCR) Partial or no response (noPCR) p value
Bax
<10% 1 (14) 18 (82) 0.003
>10% 6 (86) 4 (18)
Bcl-2
<10% 4 (57) 10 (45) 0.59
>10% 3 (43) 12 (55)
Cytochrome-c 68.38 ± 54.59 54.48 ± 28.85 0.4
Caspase-3 0.22 ± 0.353 0.07 ± 0.43 0.2
VEGF 129.67 ± 67.726 516.51 ± 649.63 0.05
MMP-9 488.60 ± 405.16 1166.64 ± 745.91 0.04

Units: Cytochrome-c, ng/ml; Caspase-3, pmol AMC/min/mg; VEGF, pg/ml; MMP-9, ng/ml.

*Numbers in parentheses indicate percentages.

Kurt et al.

Kurt et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2012 12:27   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-12-27

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