hMOF is downregulated in human ccRCC. A. Clinical informations of four newly diagnosed patients with ccRCC. B. hMOF mRNA levels are dropped down in 4 random cases of ccRCC tissues. Total RNA from tissue was isolated using trizol. mRNA levels of hMOF, CA9, VEGF and HIF1α in paired human clinical ccRCC and adjacent kidney tissue was analyzed by RT-PCR (upper panel). mRNA levels were quantified by densitometry using Quantity One Basic software (Bio- Rad) (lower panel). C. Total hMOF protein expression and the acetylation of histone H4K16 levels are decreased in selected ccRCC tumor tissue. Aliquots of whole cell extracts from four selected ccRCC tumor samples and its corresponding adjacent tissues were subjected to SDS-PAGE in 12% gels, and proteins were detected by western blotting with indicated antibodies (upper panel). Western blot images were quantified using Quantity One software (Bio-Rad) (lower panel). The significant difference is expressed as *p<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001. D. An example of immunostaining for hMOF and H4K16Ac in ccRCC. hMOF expression status in adjacent renal tissue (a) and in ccRCC (b) were visualized by immunohistochemical staning with anti-MYST1 antibody. Acetylation levels of modified histone H4K16 was immunostained by acetylation-specific antibody in adjacent renal tissue (c) and in ccRCC (d).