Table 3

Biomarkers in prostatectomy specimens

BiomarkerLycopene group (n = 4) (Mean ± SE)Control group (n = 4) (Mean ± SE)P
Tumor tissue
 Connexin 43 (absorbancea)0.63 ± 0.190.25 ± 0.080.13
 bcl-2 (absorbance)0.54 ± 0.010.51 ± 0.060.59
 bax (absorbance)1.05 ± 0.290.68 ± 0.180.33
 bax/bcl-21.9 ± 0.51.5 ± 0.40.54
Benign tissue
 Connexin 43 (absorbancea)0.64 ± 0.120.51 ± 0.100.44
 bcl-2 (absorbance)0.63 ± 0.040.58 ± 0.040.31
 bax (absorbance)0.62 ± 0.100.79 ± 0.110.28
  • a Absorbance corrected for expression of β-actin.