Table 1

Summary of ER-β mRNA levels according to steroid receptor status

ER/PR statusNumberaER-β mRNA level (mean + SE)Statistical significanceb
A. ER+/PR+1011 + 7.2
B. ER+/PR−1045 + 12A vs. B, P = 0.009
C. ER−/PR+1026 + 6A vs. C, P = 0.029
D. ER−/PR−1031 + 9.3A vs. D, P = 0.023
E. ER+2028 + 7.2
F. ER−2028 + 5.4E vs. F, NS
G. PR+2019 + 3.5
H. PR−2038 + 7.7G vs. H, P = 0.036
  • a Number of tumors/group.

  • b Mann-Whitney test (two-tailed).

  • c NS, not significant.