Table 1.

Expression of MMP-9 mRNA and Immunoreactivity in Tumor Edge Macrophages in 15 Primary Colorectal Cancers and Their Metastases

CasePrimary colorectal cancers
Liver metastasis
Lymph node metastasis
mRNAImmunoreactivitymRNAImmunoreactivitymRNAImmunoreactivity
1++++
2+++*+*NANA
3++++
4+++*+*NANA
5++++
6++NANA
7++++
8++++
9+++*+*NANA
10++++
11++NANA
12++++
13++NANA
14++NANA
15++NANA
  • * Expression in small foci.

  • NA, lymph nodes not available.