Table 1.

IHC detection of IL-1α and IL-1β in human melanocytic tumors: IL-1α and IL-1β versus tumor types, individually

Percentage scoreIntensity score
Tumor typesNevusPrimaryMetastasisNevusPrimaryMetastases
IL-lα
 Cores number112190151112190152
 Negative30 (26.8%)3 (1.6%)68 (44.7%)29 (34.3%)2 (1.1%)67 (44.1%)
 Positive82 (73.2%)187 (98.4%)83 (55.0%)83 (74.1%)188 (98.9%)85 (55.9%)
IL-1β
 Cores number128146143128146143
 Negative128 (100%)127 (87.0%)129 (90.2%)128 (100%)126 (86.3%)127 (88.8%)
 Positive0 (0%)19 (13.0%)14 (9.8%)0 (0%)20 (13.7%)16 (11.2%)

NOTE: Nevus includes thin and thick nevus, primary tissues include thin and thick primary metastases, and melanomas include metastatic lymph nodes and visceral melanomas.