Similar expression patterns of PEG10 and SGCE in HCC patients. Expression level of PEG10 and SGCE was detected by real-time quantitative RT-PCR in 32 pairs of HCC and corresponding nontumorous liver tissues. The fold changes between HCC and nontumorous liver were represented by the height of bars (logarithmic scale). Red bars represent PEG10, and blue bars represent SGCE. These two genes showed similar expression patterns in 23 out of 32 patients, with Pearson's correlation coefficient 0.71.