Table 1.

Characteristics of nuclear chromatin from the rectal mucosa of individuals with colorectal adenomas, from colorectal adenomas, and from colorectal adenocarcinomas (Belfast series)

Chromatin featureRectal mucosa (SD)Adenoma (SD)Adenocarcinoma (SD)
Total absorbance0.216 (0.110)0.283 (0.131)0.331 (0.222)
Nuclear area14.1 (5.21)25.1 (9.48)29.2 (12.0)
Co-occurrence0.212 (0.231)0.478 (0.344)0.543 (0.34)
Run length5.162 (9.09)25.7 (24.8)31.81 (25.44)
Nonuniform absorbance17.6 (7.22)30.8 (14.3)31.07 (12.3)
Relative no. runs169.7 (71.4)279.6 (164.4)311 (155.4)
No. median absorbance pixels508.2 (253.6)911.8 (432.5)939.3 (545.8)