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Table 2 Percentage of cells present within each tissue compartment.

From: The tumor microenvironment of colorectal cancer: stromal TLR-4 expression as a potential prognostic marker

Condition Healthy % (+ SEM) Ulcerative colitis (UC) % (+ SEM) Adenoma (AD) % (+ SEM) Adenocarcinoma (AC) % (+ SEM)
Compartment Endothelium Epithelium Stromal Endothelium Epithelium Stromal Endothelium Epithelium Stromal Endothelium Epithelium Stromal
Marker             
CD31 6.7 (± 0.5) n.d. n.d. 10.5(± 0.5) n.d. n.d. 11.2(± 0.9) n.d. n.d. 14.6(± 1) n.d. n.d.
HGF n.d. 35.1(± 2.1) n.d. n.d. 15.5(± 1.3) n.d. n.d. 19.3(± 1.5) n.d. n.d. 17.3(± 1.5) n.d.
CD68 n.d. n.d. 8.7(± 1.0) n.d. n.d. 18(± 0.8) n.d. n.d. 23(± 2.3) n.d. n.d. 26.6 (± 1.8)
CD15 1.4(± 0.3) 1 (± 0.4) 2.5(± 0.6) 2.6(± 0.2) 4.7(± 0.7) 7.0(± 1.3) 3.3(± 0.4) 11.6(± 2.4) 16.(± 1.9) 3.6(± 0.6) 13.4(± 1.0) 22.8(± 2.5)
TLR-4 2.4(± 0.3) 3.6(± 0.9) 5.8(± 1.5) 4.0(± 0.4) 8.2(± 1.6) 16.1(± 1.5) 6.6(± 0.5) 16.8(± 2.5) 25.4(± 2.8) 8.0(± 0.8) 19.6(± 3.3) 28.2(± 2.7)
IL-6 2.9(± 0.2) 4.9(± 0.5) 7.06(± 0.2) 4.1 (± 0.3) 11.2(± 1.2) 17.2(± 1.4) 6(± 0.4) 21.5(± 2.0) 27.9(± 3.2) 6.8(± 0.8) 32.0(± 3.0) 34.6(± 2.7)
  1. Shown are the averaged percentages of cells (± Standard Error of the Mean-SEM) positive for staining within each tissue compartment. UC = ulcerative colitis; AD = adenomas; AC = adenocarcinomas; n.d. = not detected.