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Table 2 Detection of microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF)-M and MITF-Mdel mRNA expression in normal human melanocytes (NHEM) and melanoma by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction.

From: Mitf-Mdel, a novel melanocyte/melanoma-specific isoform of microphthalmia-associated transcription factor-M, as a candidate biomarker for melanoma

  MITF-M (+) MITF-Mdel (+) MITF-M or MITF-Mdel (+)
  No. % No. % No. %
NHEM 3/4 75% 3/4 75% 3/4 75%
Melanoma cell lines 29/31 93.5% 29/31 93.5% 30/31 96.8%
Melanoma tissue samples 21/21 100% 21/21 100% 21/21 100%