Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 3 The percentage of LMP-1 expression according to the staining patterns in normal oral mucosa, OL without dysplasia, OL with dysplasia and OSCC

From: Overexpression of Epstein-Barr virus-encoded latent membrane protein-1 (LMP-1) in oral squamous cell carcinoma

Tissue type (no. of total cases) Mean percentage of positive cells (mean ± SD)
Nucleus Cytoplasm Nuclear plus cytoplasm
Normal oral mucosa (10) 26.22 ± 12.26 * 0 ** 0.14 ± 0.31*
OL without dysplasia (27) 27.97 ± 9.38** 0.01 ± 0.04** 0.05 ± 0.20**
OL with dysplasia (42) 32.29 ± 16.38* 0.64 ± 2.26** 1.16 ± 4.02**
OSCC (36) 44.30 ± 17.86 3.18 ± 4.48 12.19 ± 22.29
  1. OL = oral leukoplakia
  2. OSCC = oral squamous cell carcinoma
  3. *P < 0.05 and **P < 0.001 statistically significant difference compared with OSCC