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Fig. 7 | Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research

Fig. 7

From: Tumor-associated macrophages correlate with the clinicopathological features and poor outcomes via inducing epithelial to mesenchymal transition in oral squamous cell carcinoma

Fig. 7

TAMs induce the cancer cells undergo epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). a The HN4, HN6 and SCC9 cells presented typical cobblestone and epithelial-like appearances. The HN4-M, HN6-M and SCC9-M cells were scattered and spindle shaped, exhibited fibroblast-like appearances. The photographs were taken at 40x magnification. b The relative mRNA expression levels of E-cadherin, and vimentin was performed by real-time RT-PCR. The housekeeping gene GAPDH was used as the control. The data were reported as mean ± SD. c The EMT-related proteins E-cadherin and vimentin were examined by the Western blot, β-actin was used as a loading control. The data were reported as mean ± SD. * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01

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