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Table 2 The grading of syndecan 3 staining

From: Prolonged labour associated with lower expression of syndecan 3 and connexin 43 in human uterine tissue

Syndecan 3 Gr.1 Gr.2 Gr.3 Gr.4
Smooth muscle + ++ +++ 1–3 (varies)
ECM + + ++ +
Vessels + + + +
  1. Grading: weak (+), intermediate (++) and strong (+++). Groups studied: non-pregnant (Gr. 1), term pregnant (Gr. 2), in normal labour (Gr. 3), in prolonged labour (Gr. 4).