Table 2.

Percentage of methylated genes detected by conventional MSP in endoscopic pancreatic juice

Patient group% Methylated genes * (mean ± SD)
Normal control10.9 ± 12.5%b
Chronic pancreatitis26.8 ± 19.%c
High-risk group27.4 ± 16.4%d
High-risk group with neoplasms36.2 ± 15%
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma71.2 ± 23.7%a
  • NOTE: Different superscripts indicate P < 0.001 by Student's t test (a versus b, a versus c, and a versus d).

  • * Thirteen genes analyzed.