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Table 1 Serum Gal/GalNAc estimation by PNA/ELLA in ESCC (Upper limit of normal = 0.159 A450)

From: Expression of peanut agglutinin-binding mucin-type glycoprotein in human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma as a marker

Parameters Group No. Patients Mean O.D ± S.D.
Gal/GalNAc I Normal 50 0.071 ± 0.044
  II WDESCC 18 0.349 ± 0.131*
  MDESCC 50 0.402 ± 0.169*
  PDESCC 32 0.392 ± 0.171*
  III WDESCC 11 0.319 ± 0.142*
  MDESCC 47 0.411 ± 0.119*
  PDESCC 25 0.319 ± 0.149*
  1. Gal/GalNAc – Galactose β-1, 3-α, N-acetyl galactosamine PNA/ELLA – Peanut Agglutinin/Enzyme Linked Lectin Assay ESCC – Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma OD – Optical Density Group I – Healthy volunteers Group II – Before therapy WDESCC – Well Differentiated Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma MDESCC – Moderately Differentiated Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma PDESCC – Poorly Differentiated Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Group III – After therapy * (P < 0.05) Significant of group II and III against group I