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Table 2 MMP-1 expression of the study population in different tissues

From: MMP-1 is a (pre-)invasive factor in Barrett-associated esophageal adenocarcinomas and is associated with positive lymph node status

Tissue n Median expression (%) IQR (%) 95% CI p-value
BE without intraepithelial neoplasia or carcinoma (GERD) 18 4 0-11 0-10.603  
BE adjacent EAC 41 35 23.0-41.5 31.284-39.0 <0.05
Adjacent EAC to BE 41 48 39.0-56.5 43.0-54.239 <0.05††
EAC without BE 19 44 39.0-55.8 39.0-55.218 <0.05††
ESCC 10 27 0-50.2 0-29.2 <0.05†††
  1. BE, Barrett metaplasia; GERD, Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease; EAC, esophageal adenocarcinomas; ESCC, esophageal squamous-cell carcinomas; significance is related to GERD; ††significance is related to BE with adjacent EAC; †††significance is related to EACs