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Fig. 1 | Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research

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From: Discovery of a natural small-molecule compound that suppresses tumor EMT, stemness and metastasis by inhibiting TGFβ/BMP signaling in triple-negative breast cancer

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ZL170 targets the TGFβ and BMP signaling pathways in MDA-MB-231 cells. a Chemical structure of ZL170 that was extracted from the dry whole bodies of P. americana. b-d RNA sequencing analysis of vehicle- and ZL170-treated MDA-MB-231 cells. Pie chart denotes the distribution of total transcripts changed in ZL170-treated cells as compared with vehicle-treated cells (b). Heat map of all targets in vehicle- and ZL170-treated cells (c). Gene set enrichment analysis (GSEA) of expression of signature genes involved in multiple cellular functions (d). e qPCR analysis validated TGFβ/BMP-targeted genes as well as genes encoding TGFβ superfamily receptors and ligands. Data are represented as mean ± S.D. (n = 3 independent experiments). * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01, two-sided Student’s t-test

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