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Table 2 Original data (mean ± SEM) for vessel wall thickness and HSP 70 expression (p < 0.05): patients without irradiation (group 1), patients with conventional irradiation (59.4-72 Gy, group 2) and patients treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation (40 Gy and cisplatin or carboplatin and paclitaxel, group3)

From: Effect of neoadjuvant chemoradiation and postoperative radiotherapy on expression of heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) in head and neck vessels

  group 1   group 2   group 3  
wall thickness [μm] transplant recipient transplant recipient transplant recipient
intima of veins 18,6 ± 0,7 18,5 ± 0,6 21,0 ± 0,8 22,8 ± 4,8 45,6 ±4,0 43,1 ±6,1
media of veins 184,7 ±6,3 212,1 ±10,6 121,8 ± 3,9 289,6 ± 10,5 190,9 ± 13,2 200,5 ±9,3
intima of arteries 30,6 ± 2,0 32,8 ± 2,8 53,1 ± 2,8 72,5 ± 1,4 31,2 ± 3,2 77,1 ± 2,8
media of arteries 439,8 ± 19,6 323,6 ± 11,6 423,9 ±3,0 262,0 ±13,2 283,8 ± 13,5 405,5 ± 7,14
HSP70 expression [%]       
intima of veins 2,04 ± 0,18 3,06 ± 0,14 4,22 ± 0,14 2,54 ± 0,44 2,27 ± 0,15 2,92 ± 0,54
media of veins 2,42 ± 0,22 4,52 ± 0,21 2,46 ± 0,18 1,00 ± 0,05 4,55 ± 0,55 8,38 ± 0,94
intima of arteries 0,19 ± 0,01 1,56 ± 0,24 0,75 ± 0,23 0,77 ± 0,09 0,60 ± 0,12 0,35 ± 0,23
media of arteries 0,51 ± 0,07 2,41 ± 0,15 0,14 ± 0,01 0,32 ± 0,02 0,81 ± 0,19 4,41 ± 0,41