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Table 3 Immunohistochemical staining scores of serous and mucinous ovarian tumors

From: Immunohistochemistry with apoptotic-antiapoptotic proteins (p53, p21, bax, bcl-2), c-kit, telomerase, and metallothionein as a diagnostic aid in benign, borderline, and malignant serous and mucinous ovarian tumors

  Serous (n = 47) Mucinous (n = 21) Significance
p53* 1 (0–4) 0 (0–4) p < 0.05
p21* 4 (0–4) 1 (0–4) P < 0.05
bax** 1 (0–6) 0 (0–4) NS
bcl-2 ** 0 (0–6) 0 (0–0) NS
c-kit ** 1 (0–12) 0 (0–4) p < 0.05
Telomerase* 0 (0–3) 0 (0–3) NS
Metallothionein** 6 (0–12) 1 (0–12) p < 0.05
  1. NS, not significant. *Nuclear staining score. **Quick score.