Table IV.

Relation between vascular density and IL-17 mRNA expression in NSCLC tissuesa

IL-17 mRNA ExpressionVascular Density
Undetectable (n = 33)175.4 ± 15.7
High (n = 17)217.7 ± 27.4b
  • a NSCLC sections were stained for CD34. Specimens were evaluated by quantifying the number of stained blood vessels/10 HPFs/section (×200). Data represent the mean number of vessels ± SD. (Undetectable levels of IL-17 mRNA expression versus high levels of IL-17 mRNA expression;

  • b , p < 0.03).