Original Articles
Copyright ©2009 The WJG Press and Baishideng.
World J Gastroenterol. Apr 28, 2009; 15(16): 1943-1950
Published online Apr 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1943
Figure 1
Figure 1 Effects of silibinin on proliferation and cell cycle progression in HuH7 xenograft tissue specimens. A: Silibinin inhibited Ki-67 expression; B: Silibinin inhibited Rb phosphorylation; C: Silibinin inhibited E2F1/DP1 complex formation; D: Silibinin increased p27/CDK4 complex formation; E: Silibinin inhibited Plk1 expression; F: Silibinin increased Chk1 expression; G: β-actin as internal control; H: Silibinin inhibited nuclear NF-κB content. aP < 0.05; bP < 0.01 vs control.
Figure 2
Figure 2 Effects of silibinin on AFP production and secretion. A: Silibinin reduced AFP production; B: Silibinin reduced AFP secretion. aP < 0.05; bP < 0.01 vs control.
Figure 3
Figure 3 Effects of silibinin on apoptosis in HuH7 xenograft tissue. A: Silibinin induced apoptosis; B: Silibinin inhibited survivin phosphorylation. aP < 0.05 vs control.
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Figure 4 Effects of silibinin on P-Akt and P-ERK pathways in HuH7 xenograft tissue. A: Silibinin inhibited p-Akt expression; B: Silibinin increased PTEN expression; C: Silibinin inhibited P-ERK expression; D: β-actin as internal control; E: Silibinin increased PTEN activity. aP < 0.05; bP < 0.01 vs control.
Figure 5
Figure 5 Effects of silibinin on AC-H3, AC-H4, and SOD1 in HuH7 xenograft tissue. A: Silibinin increased AC-H3 expression; B: Silibinin increased AC-H4 expression; C: Silibinin increased SOD1 expression in HuH7 xenograft tissue; D: β-actin as internal control. aP < 0.05 vs control.