Table 3

Intrecellular localization of β-catenin protein studied by BHP in ratsa

LesionsNo. of samples examinedLocation of β-catenin protein (%)
Cell membraneCytoplasmNucleus and cytoplasm
Hyperplasias216216 (100)0 (0)0 (0)
Adenomas3727 (73.0)5 (13.5)5 (13.5)
Adenocarcinomas4019 (47.5)6 (15.0)15 (37.5)
  • a Staining patterns were divided into three groups: cell membrane, cytoplasm; and nucleus and cytoplasm.