Table 1.

Expression of Nestin in the Keratinocytes of Normal Mucosa, Leukoplakia, and Carcinoma Samples.

Type and No. of Samples Nestin
0 1+ 2+ 3+
Normal (n=10) 5 5 0 0
Leukoplakia (n=26) 9 11 6 0
Carcinoma (n=30) 18 10 2 0

0 (negative), no staining or staining in less than 5% of cells; 1+ (mild), staining in 5%–15% of carcinoma cells; 2+ (moderate), staining in 16%–25% of cells; and 3+ (intense), staining in >25% of cells.

RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2019 October; 10(4): e0024. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2019 October 29. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10378.