Observational Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Jul 7, 2018; 24(25): 2733-2740
Published online Jul 7, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i25.2733
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Figure 4 Transforming growth factor-β can promote the proliferation of tumor cells and increase the level of interleukin-6 in hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines production. A: The cell numbers of the three HCC cell lines after treatment with 100 ng/mL rhTGF-β for 48 h; B: The three HCC culture supernatants were analyzed for protein levels of IL-6 after treatment with rhTGF-β for 48 h using ELISA; C: The three HCC cell lines were treated with or without rhIL-6 for 48 h, and cell proliferation was determined by MTT assay. aP < 0.05, bP < 0.01, cP < 0.001. TGF-β: Transforming growth factor-β; Treg: Regulatory cells; HCC: Hepatocellular carcinoma.