Figure 4. Relationship between mRNA expression of distinct CBXs family members and individual cancer stages of HCC patients. mRNA expressions of 8 CBXs family members were remarkably correlated with patients’ individual cancer stages, patients who were in more advanced stages tended to express higher mRNA expression of CBXs. The highest mRNA expressions of CBX4/8 were found in stage 4 (D, H), while the highest mRNA expressions of CBX1/2/3/5/6/7 were found in stage 3 (A-C, E-G). *p<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001.