Table 1Telomerase activity and hTERT mRNA expression (mean ± S.E.) in colon cancers

nTelomerase Activity (ng DNA/ μg protein)pnhTERT (fg HT1080 RNA/μg total RNA)p
Dukes' stage
A, B38228.4±28.50.2  602234±6780.5  
C, D26171.0±34.1383086±1161
CEA
<5 ng/ml40223.3±30.90.3  583200±9730.3  
>5 ng/ml18169.4±33.9331891±569
Grade
G0, G1 7111.8±22.00.00312829±2910.009
G2, G356211.2±23.4852838±698
Age
<55 5135.7±61.60.3   86442±50910.4  
>5559211.2±23.4902298±494
Localisation
Right23184.3±30.20.4  351089±3140.02 
Left, rectum41217.1±30.2633384±920
Pattern
Infiltrating31212.2±36.70.8  542362±8340.4  
Expanding27222.3±29.6363359±1086
Sex
Males36192.5±33.60.5  602463±7930.8  
Females28221.8±26.8382725±966

From: The Significance of Quantitative Evaluation of Telomerase Activity and hTERT mRNA Expression in Colorectal Cancers

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