Table 3

Comparison of Tie2 : CD31 microvessel density ratio and histological differentiation

Histological differentiation
WellModeratePoorTotal
*p=0.02; †p=0.03.
Values are mean (SD).
Well, well differentiated HCC; moderate, moderately differentiated HCC; poor, poorly differentiated HCC; total, average value of all 52 samples.
Tie2 count3.1 (1.8)11.6 (3.4)11.4 (4.1)10.6 (4.4)
CD31 count8.3 (3.0)20.3 (5.7)19.4 (6.8)18.7 (6.8)
Tie2/CD31 ratio0.40 (0.18)*†0.60 (0.20)*0.62 (0.19)†0.58 (0.20)