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Table 2 Association between MMP protein expression and steroid hormone receptor in epithelium of the tumors by histological subtype

From: Expression of metalloproteinases MMP-2 and MMP-9 is associated to the presence of androgen receptor in epithelial ovarian tumors

  n AR ERα PR
+ - P + - P + - P
MMP-2
 SBT 20 12/14 5/6 1.0 10/12 7/8 1.0 14/14 3/6 0.018
 HGSC 21 13/13 5/8 0.042 5/6 13/15 1.0 10/11 8/10 0.586
 Endometrioid 21 10/12 6/9 0.611 10/12 6/9 0.611 10/13 6/8 1.0
 Mucinous 11 7/7 3/4 0.364 2/2 8/9 1.0 3/3 7/8 1.0
 LGSC 9 7/7 1/2 0.222 4/5 4/4 1.0 6/7 2/2 1.0
MMP-9
 SBT 19 9/13 2/6 0.319 7/12 4/7 1.0 7/14 4/5 0.338
 HGSC 21 8/13 5/8 1.0 4/6 9/15 1.0 7/11 6/10 1.0
 Endometrioid 21 9/12 2/9 0.030 8/12 3/9 0.198 7/13 4/8 1.0
 Mucinous 11 4/7 1/4 0.545 0/2 5/9 0.455 1/3 4/8 1.0
 LGSC 9 4/7 1/2 1.0 1/5 4/4 0.048 1/2 4/7 1.0
  1. SBT serous borderline tumor, HGSC high grade serous carcinoma, LGSC low grade serous carcinoma
  2. P values obtained by Fisher’s exact test