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Table 4 Immunostaining score values for MMPs and TIMP-2 in benign and malignant mammary tumors, expressed as the median (range).

From: Matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in canine mammary tumors

Protein Immunostaining score values (median and range) p values
  Benign tumors Malignant tumors  
MMP-2 58.5 (45.4-145.5) 179.4 (120.1-267.3) 0.002
MMP-9 78 (26.8-189) 101.1 (34.3-213.9) 0.01
MMP-13 84.2 (0-198.2) 45.3 (0-101.2) 0.005
MT1-MMP 65.3 (0-230.2) 132.1 (34.2-221.2) 0.002
TIMP-2 74.3 (21.2-201.2) 48.9 (0-136.6) n.s.
  1. n.s. = not significant