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
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Figure 3 Changes in the expression of cell cycle regulators on toll like receptor 4 activation with its specific ligand (LPS) in HepG2. 2.15 cells and p53 expression in liver biopsy samples from healthy and HBV-infected subjects. A: mRNA expression of the different cell cycle regulators (p53, p21, Rb, Cyclin D1, Cyclin E, Cyclin B1 and Cyclin A) on treating cells with LPS. mRNA expression of the mentioned genes of control HepG2.2.15 cells was arbitrarily set as 1 and the fold change of the treated cells was thereafter evaluated. p53, Rb and Cyclin D1 genes showed repressed mRNA expression in the treated cells. Cyclin E showed upregulated mRNA expression. p21, Cyclin B1 and Cyclin A did not show any significant change (aP < 0.05); B: p53 mRNA expression of liver biopsy samples from CHB patients showed up-regulated expression compared to biopsy samples of control liver (with no history of HBV, HCV and HIV). mRNA expression of p53 in control liver was arbitrarily set as 1 and that in the CHB patients was then evaluated. p53 expression of CHB patients denoted as “HBV1”, “HBV2”, “HBV3”,”HBV4”, “HBV6” AND “HBV8” showed increased expression. TLR4: Toll like receptor 4.