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Table 3 Comparative results for Zip1, Zip2, Zip3, and m-aconitase

From: hZip2 and hZip3 zinc transporters are down regulated in human prostate adenocarcinomatous glands

Case GRADE^ Zip2 Zip2 Zip3 Zip3 Zip1 Zip1 K^^ ACON ACON
   BPH PCA BPH PCA BPH PCA   BPH PCA
1 3 +++ - + - +++ - * +++ ++
2 3 ++ - + - ++ + ** + +++
3 1 ++ - +++ - + - * + +
4 2 ++ - + - + - * +++ +++
5 2 ++ - ++ + - - ** ++ +
6 1 +++ - ++ - +++ - * +++ +++
7 2 ++ + + - + + ** ++ +++
8 1 ++ ++ ++ + +++ +   +++ ++
9 1 + - ++ - +++ - * + +++
11 2 ++ - +++ - ++ - * + ++
12 1 + - ++ - - - * + +++
13 2 ++ - ++ - ++ - * +++ +++
14 1 + - + + + - ** +++ +++
15 1 + - + - + - * + +
16 1 - - + - + - * ++ +++
17 1 - - ++ - +++ + * ++ -
18 2 +++ - +++ - ++ + ** ++ +++
20 1 - - +++ - + - ** +++ ++
21 1 ++ - ++ - +++ + * +++ +++
22 1 +++ - +++ - - - * +++ +++
23 2 - - + - ND ND ** +++ +++
MEAN SCORE 1.6 0.I4$ 1.85 0.14$ 1.28 0.33$   2.09 2.38$$
  1. ^PCA grading described in reference [6].
  2. ^^K = Constant result for PCA scores of Zip1, Zip2, Zip3
  3. * all are negative in PCA;
  4. ** all are negative or + in PCA
  5. $ = P < 0.001 PCA vs BPH; $$ = No significant difference PCA vs BPH
  6. Zip1 results taken from reference [6].
  7. Aconitase results taken from reference [8].
  8. ND = not determined