Table 2.

Expression of matriptase and HAI-1 in pair-matched human prostate adenocarcinoma specimens

Specimen TypeMatriptase staining intensity
HAI-1 staining intensity
Carcinoma (all grades)422120190.0001*421715910.05*
Grade 14102141300
Grade 214001310.001*140581
Grade 324115170.001*2416710
  • NOTE: The expression of matriptase and HAI-1 was evaluated as staining of the tissue as none (0), weak (1), moderate (2), and strong (3). Fisher exact test was used to examine the association between staining intensity and tumor grade.

  • * P < 0.05 was considered significant.