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Table 5 The immunhistochemical analysis of metallothionein expression in the glandular epithelium and stroma.

From: Comparison of RCAS1 and metallothionein expression and the presence and activity of immune cells in human ovarian and abdominal wall endometriomas

Groups Part of endometrium Metallothionein immunoreactivity*    
   0 +1 +2 +3
Ovarian endometriosis (n = 19) Glandular epithelium 78 (15) 22 (4) - -
  Stroma 31 (6) 38 (7) 31 (6) -
Scar endometriosis (n = 15) Glandular epithelium 7 (1) 27 (4) 46 (7) 20 (3)
  Stroma - 27 (4) 27 (4) 46 (7)
Control group (n = 14) Glandular epithelium - 28 (4) 44 (6) 28 (4)
  Stroma 100(14) - - -
  1. *percentage of cases; (n-total number of cases)