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Table 1 α2,3 Sialic acid expression and distribution in samples with normal, LSIL, and HSIL

From: Increased expression of sialic acid in cervical biopsies with squamous intraepithelial lesions

Normal
# sample Basal Intermediate Superficial
15 3 0 1
16 1 0 0
26 2 1 1
30 0 0 0
34 4 1 0
Mean intensity 2 0.4 0.4
LSIL
11 3 0 0
13 2 0 0
21 2 0 0
22 3 0 0
35 2 2 2
38 3 2 1
41 3 0 1
43 2 1 2
48 3 1 1
Mean intensity 2.6 0.4 0.8
HSIL
17 1 2 2
18 1 2 1
20 2 1 1
23 3 0 0
24 2 1 1
33 2 0 0
39 3 2 2
49 4 1 1
Mean intensity 2.2 1.1 1.0
  1. HSIL, high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion; LSIL, low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion. Lectin binding was evaluated as follows: 0, absent; 1, very low intensity; 2, low intensity; 3, medium intensity and 4, high intensity. The reaction intensity was evaluated in the different layers of the epithelium (Basal, Intermediate and Superficial).