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Table 1 Correlations between TLR4 expression and clinicopathologic variables of HCC.

From: Toll-like receptor 4 signaling promotes epithelial-mesenchymal transition in human hepatocellular carcinoma induced by lipopolysaccharide

Clinicopathologic Parameters Number TLR4 expression levels P-Value
   Low High  
Age (years)     
≤60 83 36 47 0.134
>60 23 6 17  
Gender     
Male 88 36 52 0.546
Female 18 6 12  
Cirrhosis     
Absence 42 17 35 0.018*
Presence 64 35 29  
AFP (ng/mL)     
≤20 24 11 13 0.479
>20 82 31 51  
HBsAg     
Negative 15 7 9 0.714
Positive 90 35 55  
Tumor size (cm)     
≤5 35 19 16 0.030*
>5 71 23 48  
Tumor margin     
Clear 34 19 15 0.019*
Invovled 72 23 49  
Satellite lesion     
Absence 77 32 45 0.507
Presence 29 10 19  
Vascular invasion     
Absence 23 14 9 0.019*
Presence 83 28 55  
Portal vein thrombosis     
Absence 74 35 39 0.014*
Presence 32 7 25  
UICC T stage     
T1 16 13 3 <0.001*
T2 60 26 34  
T3 30 3 27  
  1. (*P <0.05)