Table 1.

Comparison of LMP1 protein and mRNA levels in EBV-positive NPC and HD specimens.

CaseLMP1 protein (IHC)Relative fold of LMP1 mRNA (QPCR)
NPC 9−5.3
NPC 10++1.7
NPC 11+2.2
NPC 122.5
HD 2+++1,520.2
HD 1+++1
  • LMP1 mRNA level of HD1 was used as the reference control and set at 1. +, weak positive; ++, moderate positive; +++, strong positive; −, negative. IHC, immunohistochemistry; QPCR, quantitative PCR.