Table 3.

Intra-individual comparison of VDR expression in matched histologically normal and premalignant biopsies, obtained from 24 individuals during bronchoscopy

Normal > premalignant*Normal = premalignant*Normal < premalignant*P
Nuclear intensity, n (%)5 (21)9 (38)10 (42)0.42
Cytoplasmic intensity, n (%)7 (29)10 (42)7 (29)0.69
Percentage of cells positive for nuclear expression, n (%)4 (17)10 (42)10 (42)0.28
Percentage of cells positive for cytoplasmic, n (%)6 (26)9 (39)8 (35)0.74
  • * Includes histologic diagnoses of metaplasia, mild dysplasia, moderate dysplasia, and severe dysplasia.

  • P for deviation from expected distribution.