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Table 3

Biomarkers in prostatectomy specimens

BiomarkerLycopene group (n = 4) (Mean ± SE)Control group (n = 4) (Mean ± SE)P
Tumor tissue    
 Connexin 43 (absorbancea0.63 ± 0.19 0.25 ± 0.08 0.13 
 bcl-2 (absorbance) 0.54 ± 0.01 0.51 ± 0.06 0.59 
 bax (absorbance) 1.05 ± 0.29 0.68 ± 0.18 0.33 
 bax/bcl-2 1.9 ± 0.5 1.5 ± 0.4 0.54 
Benign tissue    
 Connexin 43 (absorbancea0.64 ± 0.12 0.51 ± 0.10 0.44 
 bcl-2 (absorbance) 0.63 ± 0.04 0.58 ± 0.04 0.31 
 bax (absorbance) 0.62 ± 0.10 0.79 ± 0.11 0.28 
BiomarkerLycopene group (n = 4) (Mean ± SE)Control group (n = 4) (Mean ± SE)P
Tumor tissue    
 Connexin 43 (absorbancea0.63 ± 0.19 0.25 ± 0.08 0.13 
 bcl-2 (absorbance) 0.54 ± 0.01 0.51 ± 0.06 0.59 
 bax (absorbance) 1.05 ± 0.29 0.68 ± 0.18 0.33 
 bax/bcl-2 1.9 ± 0.5 1.5 ± 0.4 0.54 
Benign tissue    
 Connexin 43 (absorbancea0.64 ± 0.12 0.51 ± 0.10 0.44 
 bcl-2 (absorbance) 0.63 ± 0.04 0.58 ± 0.04 0.31 
 bax (absorbance) 0.62 ± 0.10 0.79 ± 0.11 0.28 
a

Absorbance corrected for expression of β-actin.

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