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Table 2 Association between EMT-related proteins and clinicopathological variables

From: Expression of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition-related proteins and their clinical significance in lung adenocarcinoma

  Cell differentiation p-value TNM stage p-value
Poorly Well and moderately I-II III-IV
(%) (%) (%) (%)
Loss of epithelial protein expression
Cytokeratin 8(24.2) 16(25.8) 0.867 11(21.6) 13(29.5) 0.372
E-cadherin 19(57.6) 35(56.5) 0.916 29(56.9) 25(56.8) 0.997
TTF-1 20(60.6) 17(27.4) 0.002 16(31.4) 21(47.4) 0.103
Acquisition of mesenchymal protein expression
β-catenin 19(57.6) 26(41.9) 0.146 23(45.1) 22(50.0) 0.633
Vimentin 18(54.5) 20(32.3) 0.035 14(27.5) 24(54.5) 0.007
Snail 26(78.7) 31(50.0) 0.006 29(56.9) 28(63.6) 0.502
Twist 25(75.8) 40(64.5) 0.262 35(68.6) 30(68.2) 0.963
CD44 20(60.6) 19(30.6) 0.005 22(43.1) 17(38.6) 0.657