Characteristics of pe-S deletions in 28 HCC patients and 11 control subjects.

<p>aa, amino acid; bp, base pair; nt, nucleotide.</p><p>*Deletion mutations are divided into the following 5 types: type I, pre-S1 deletion (N-half predominant; range, aa 1–57); type II, pre-S1 deletion (C-half predominant; range, aa 58–119); type III, pre-S2 deletion only; type IV, border between pre-S1 and pre-S2 region; type V, deleted at 2 separated sites, one in the pre-S1 region, the other in the pre-S2 region.</p>