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Table 4 Correlations between FGF-2 and other parameters among groups

From: Gremlin in the pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma complicating chronic hepatitis C: an immunohistochemical and PCR study of human liver biopsies

FGF-2 Grade Stage Ductular reaction CK19
HCV r 0.603 * 0.721 * 0.684 * 0.703 *
patients p 0.013 0.002 0.004 0.002
Cirrhotic r 0.446 0.388 0.483 0.536*
patients p 0.096 0.153 0.080 0.048
  1. Rho spearman’s correlation coefficient.
  2. *p < 0.05.