Basic Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Sep 14, 2022; 28(34): 4993-5006
Published online Sep 14, 2022. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v28.i34.4993
Figure 4
Figure 4 Continuous stimulation with oxidized low-density lipoprotein promotes CD206+ macrophages. A: Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) detection of mRNA expression of CD206 and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in THP-1 cells after oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) stimulation; B: Quantification of CD206-positive cells in RAW 264.7 cells based on IF results in Figure 4C; C: Cell fluorescence images of CD206 expression in RAW 264.7 cells after ox-LDL stimulation (scale bars represent 25 μm); D: qPCR detection of the expression of LOX-1 mRNA in THP-1 cells after transfection with LOX-1 small interfering RNA of different sequences; E: qPCR detection of the expression of iNOS and CD206 mRNA in THP-1 cells with low expression of LOX-1 stimulated with ox-LDL; F: qPCR detection of the expression of interleukin IL-4, IL-10, IL-13, and tumor necrosis factor-β mRNA in THP-1 cells after 72 h of ox-LDL stimulation. Data are shown as the mean ± SD. Statistical analyses were conducted using an unpaired t test (Figure 4A, 4D, 4E, and 4F) or one-way analysis of variance followed by Dunnett’s multiple comparison test (Figure 4B). The boxed area is enlarged in the bottom right corner. aP < 0.05, bP < 0.01, cP < 0.001. ox-LDL: Oxidized low-density lipoprotein; iNOS: Inducible nitric oxide synthase; IL: Interleukin; TNF: Tumor necrosis factor; si-NC: Small interfering RNA negative control.