Effect of statins on B16BL6 cell adhesion to ECM components. B16BL6 cells, which had been treated with 0.05 μM fluvastatin or 0.1 μM simvastatin for 3 d, were incubated with (A) type I collagen-, (B) type IV collagen-, (C) fibronectin-, or (D) laminin-coated plates for 30 min at 37°C in an atmosphere containing 5% CO2. The results are representative of 5 independent experiments. (E) Image showing the results of RT-PCR analysis of integrins mRNA. B16BL6 cells were treated with 0.05 μM fluvastatin or 0.1 μM simvastatin. After 3 d, equal amounts of RNA were reverse-transcribed to generate cDNA, which was used for PCR analysis of integrins mRNA expression in B16BL6 cells. (E) Image showing western blot of the integrin α2, integrin α4, and integrin α5 proteins. Whole-cell lysates were generated and immunoblotted with antibodies against integrin α2, integrin α4, integrin α5, and β-actin (internal standard).