Table 1.

Immunohistochemical analysis of 25 human primary HCC samples shows down-regulation of MT expression in the tumors compared with the adjacent normal liver tissue (control)

Case no.MT expression (%)Case no.MT expression (%)
TumorControlTumorControl
1109014060
251001530100
35100160100
4590173090
501001850100
6401001940100
7151002020100
80100211580
9080220100
10301002330100
1140100240100
1240100250100
130100
  • NOTE: MT expression was abolished in 10 of 25 cases. Intensity in the surrounding liver tissues was comparable among most of the samples and was assigned a value of 100%, and intensity of MT staining in HCCs was compared with the controls.