Basic Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Sep 14, 2017; 23(34): 6252-6260
Published online Sep 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i34.6252
Figure 4
Figure 4 Histone deacetylase inhibitors block the inhibitory effect of curcumin. A: HepG2.215 cells were treated with 20 μmol/L curcumin alone or with either 5 mmol/L sodium butyrate or 1 μmol/L TSA for 2 d. Medium was collected and analysed for levels of HBsAg; B: HBV cccDNA was extracted and subjected to real-time qPCR. All experiments were performed in duplicate and repeated at least three times. aP < 0.05; bP < 0.01. cccDNA: Covalently closed circular DNA; DMSO: Dimethyl sulphoxide; TSA: Trichostatin A; HBV: Hepatitis B virus; HBsAg: HBV surface antigen.