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Table 2 Comparing the expression levels of Arg-1 and HepPar-1 in liver tissue samples of HBV-related HCC, HBV infected, HCC and healthy control groups

From: Hepatocyte paraffin 1 and arginase-1 are effective panel of markers in HBV-related HCC diagnosis in fine-needle aspiration specimens

Group N Arg-1 Positive, (Mean ± SEM) P value HepPar-1 Positive, (Mean ± SEM) P value
C 30 13.02 ± 1.87 P < 0.001 9.70 ± 2.54 P < 0.001
HBV 40 9.26 ± 1.84 5.47 ± 1.03
HCC 41 7.65 ± 1.59 5.17 ± 1.20
HBV + HCC 40 6.26 ± 2.06*,** 4.30 ± 1.06¥,#
  1. *P < 0.001, Compared with C, HBV groups. Bonferroni correction PBC < 0.001
  2. **P = 0.017, Compared with HCC groups. Bonferroni correction PBC = 0.02
  3. ¥P = 0.015, Compared with HBV groups. Bonferroni correction PBC = 0.018
  4. #P < 0.001, Compared with C groups. Bonferroni correction PBC < 0.001