Table 2

 Pattern of epithelial cell proliferation

CAG ZES Hospital Controls
Cells per column55.03  (1.59)53.37  (3.34)57.99  (1.93)
Labeling indexes
 Overall crypt0.0670 (0.0050)0.0695 (0.0071)0.1008 (0.0322)
 Compartment 1 (bottom)0.061 (0.010)0.063 (0.019)0.083 (0.011)
 Compartment 20.104 (0.013) 0.115 (0.018)0.157 (0.015)
 Compartment 30.100 (0.011)0.114 (0.013)0.083 (0.014)
 Compartment 40.051 (0.012)** 0.051 (0.013) 0.019 (0.009)
 Compartment 5 (surface)0.020 (0.009)** 0.005 (0.003)0.001 (0.001)
φh value0.1976 (0.0450)** 0.1573 (0.0394)** 0.0496 (0.0189)
  • Data are expressed as mean (SEM). p<0.02; **p<0.01v controls.