Basic Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Dec 21, 2016; 22(47): 10341-10352
Published online Dec 21, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i47.10341
Figure 2
Figure 2 Modification in host cell cycle and expression of epigenetic signatures in HepG2. 2.15 cells on toll like receptor 4 activation with its specific ligand (LPS). A: Flow cytometric analysis of HepG2.2.15 cells after treatment with LPS. Cell cycle analysis showing a partial release of G1/S arrest in treated cells compared to control HepG2.2.15 cells; B: Percentage distribution of cells in different phases of cell cycle showing even distribution of cells in G1 and S phase after LPS treatment; C: MTT assay showing cytotoxicity of LPS in HepG2.2.15 cells. No significant cell death was observed for the chosen concentration of the ligand at different time points; D: Status of epigenetic signatures in HepG2.2.15 cells after stimulation of toll like receptor 4 (TLR4). Protein expression of the methylation marks (H3K4Me3, H3K9Me3, H3K27Me3 and H3K36Me3) did not show significant change. Acetylation marks (H3K9Ac and H3K18Ac) showed an upregulated expression on triggering the cells with LPS (aP < 0.05).