Overexpression of CD44 Variant 9: A Novel Cancer Stem Cell Marker in Human Cholangiocarcinoma in Relation to Inflammation
Box plots of CD44v9 (a), S100P (b), and COX-2 (c) staining in human liver tissues categorized by IHC score. The horizontal bold lines represent the median value, and the lower and upper boxes represent the 25th and 75th percentiles, respectively. The whiskers represent the range of data, and the circle is an outlier. A Kruskal-Wallis test was used to test for a significance difference among the three groups, and a Mann-Whitney test was used to compare two groups with an adjustment of value by the Bonferroni method. compared to the normal liver group and compared to the non-OV-CCA group.