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Table 3 Cathepsin B immunostaining results of patients with lung SCC

From: Cathepsin B as a potential prognostic and therapeutic marker for human lung squamous cell carcinoma

Tissue type Number Male Female Positive rateb Intensityb Staining scorea,b
Adjacent normal tissues 29 14 15 0.41 ± 0.57 0.52 ± 0.74 0.59 ± 0.95
Well 22 12 10 0.68 ± 0.65 1.00 ± 0.93 1.18 ± 1.26
Moderately 35 16 19 1.49 ± 0.56 1.80 ± 0.47 2.69 ± 1.65
Poorly 42 19 23 2.67 ± 0.48 2.62 ± 0.49 7.02 ± 1.94
  1. a Total staining of CATB was scored as the product of the staining intensity (on a scale of 0–3) × the percentage of cells stained (on a scale of 0–3).
  2. b P value between the four groups: Adjacent normal tissues; Well; Moderately; Poorly.