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Table 1 Relationship between MELK expression level and clinicopathologic variables in 78 gastric cancer tissues

From: Maternal embryonic leucine zipper kinase enhances gastric cancer progression via the FAK/Paxillin pathway

Clinicopathologic parameters MELK protein P
  −(n = 27) +(n = 51)  
Age (years)    
 ≤60 12 23 0.522
 >60 15 21  
Gender    
 Male 21 38 0.749
 Female 6 13  
Tumor size (cm)    
 ≤5 17 33 0.879
 >5 10 18  
Lauren classification    
 Intestinal 2 25 <0.001
 Diffuse 25 26  
Differentiation    
 Poorly, undifferentiated 25 31 0.003
 Well, moderatelly 2 20  
Local invasion    
 T1,T2 6 14 0.615
 T3,T4 21 37  
Lymph node metastasis    
 No 3 14 0.096
 Yes 24 37  
TNM stage    
 I,II 5 12 0.61
 III,IV 22 39