Table 1

 Expression of the mucin genes in cap polyposis and normal colon

Probes
TissuesMUC2MUC3MUC4MUC5ACMUC5B
Cap polyposisS: +++1-150 S: + S: +++ S: + 1-151 S:−
C: +++ C:− C: +++ C:−C:−
Normal colon (n = 8) S: +++ S: ++/+++ S: +/++ S:− S:−
C: +++ C:− C: +/++ C:− C:−
  • S, surface epithelium; C, crypt epithelium.

  • 1-150 Labelling intensity: −, absent; +, weak; ++, moderate; +++, strong.

  • 1-151 Focal labelling.