Table 1

Expression of mRNA markers in blood

mRNA markersaPatients expressing
Tyrosinase24
MAGE-310
MUC-1841
p9719
Combination of marker expression
Tyrosinase alone0
MUC-18 alone12
MAGE-3 alone0
p97 alone1
Tyrosinase, MUC-184
Tyrosinase, MUC-18, p978
Tyrosinase, p972
Tyrosinase, MUC-18, MAGE-39
Tyrosinase, MUC-18, MAGE-3, p971
MUC-18, p977
  • a RT-PCR markers in patients’ (n = 46) blood was determined as described in “Materials and Methods.”