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Fig. 6 | Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research

Fig. 6

From: Inhibition of EZH2 via activation of SAPK/JNK and reduction of p65 and DNMT1 as a novel mechanism in inhibition of human lung cancer cells by polyphyllin I

Fig. 6

Effects of PPI in subcutaneous xenograft model. Mice (n = 12/group) were divided to 3 groups [Con (saline), Low (L, 1 mg/kg) and High (H, 3 mg/kg)], and PPI was given by intraperitoneal injection for up to 27 days. a The xenografts were assessed by in vivo bioluminescence imaging at the sixth and end of the experiments (on day 6 and 27). The tumor growth was monitored by injecting luciferin in the mice followed by measuring bioluminescence and analyzed as described in the Materials and Methods section. Representative images are shown. b and c The xenografts were harvested on day 27, and the size and weight of tumors were determined. The bar graphs represented the tumor weight and size of mice results of as mean ± SD. de At the end of the experiments, xenografted tumors were isolated from individual animals and the corresponding lysates were detected p-SAPK/JNK, DNMT1, p65 and EZH2 proteins by Western blot and Immunohistochemistry as described in the Materials and Methods sections. Scale bar 50 μM. GAPDH was used as loading control for Western blot. Values in bar graphs were given as the mean ± SD from three independent Western blot experiments. *Indicates the significant difference from untreated control (p < 0.05). f The diagram shows that PPI inhibits growth of NSCLC cells through SAPK/JNK-mediated inhibition of p65 and DNMT1, subsequently; this results in the reduction of EZH2 gene expression. The interactions among p65, DNMT1 and EZH2, and feedback regulation of SAPK/JNK by EZH2 converge on the overall responses of PPI

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