BioMed Research International / 2017 / Article / Fig 2

Research Article

Prognostic Significance of Preoperative and Postoperative Complement C3 Depletion in Gastric Cancer: A Three-Year Survival Investigation

Figure 2

The dynamic changes of complement components and baseline plasma levels of C3 in patients with gastric cancer. Plasma levels of C3 (a) and C4 (b) within the perioperative period were quite different between CD group and control group (). However, the baseline levels of C3 had no significant differences among various invasive depths ((c), ) or pathological stages ((d), ). The extents of local tumor invasion are categorized into pTis, pT1, pT2, pT3, pT4a, and pT4b. The attached dotted line in each plot indicates reference boundary of complement C3 depletion. , versus CD group.

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