Figure 2: To identify proteins associated with the chemosensitivity of osteosarcoma, we conducted a 2D-DIGE study using osteosarcoma biopsy samples. A hierarchical cluster analysis of 16 osteosarcoma samples demonstrated that there were 41 protein spots that had different levels of intensity between samples. These 41 protein spots were identified from a total of 1465 protein spots (). The expected value of this study (from 1465 total protein spots and ) was >73 protein spots. Therefore, the study design could not acquire a sufficient number of protein spots that had statistically significant differences in the expression levels between samples.