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Fig. 5 | Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research

Fig. 5

From: Celastrol mediates autophagy and apoptosis via the ROS/JNK and Akt/mTOR signaling pathways in glioma cells

Fig. 5

Inhibition of autophagy promoted apoptosis induced by celastrol and repressed caspase-dependent apoptosis increased the expression of autophagy-related proteins. a Cells were preincubated with z-VAD or 3-MA, and then treated with celastrol for 24 h. Early and late apoptotic cells were analyzed using Annexin V-FITC/PI flow cytometry. The histograms indicate the proportion of cells undergoing apoptosis from three separate experiments. b U251 cells were preincubated with CQ for 2 h, and then treated with celastrol for 24 h. Early and late apoptotic cells were analyzed using Annexin V-FITC/PI flow cytometry. The histograms indicate the proportion of cells undergoing apoptosis from three separate experiments. c U251 cells were preincubated with z-VAD or 3-MA or CQ, and then treated with celastrol for 24 h. The expression levels of LC3, P62, cleaved PARP and Caspase-3, -8, -9 were detected by western blotting. β-actin was used as an internal control. Data are presented as the Mean ± SD (n = 3). **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001, significantly different compared with the untreated control group. #P < 0.05, ###P < 0.001, significantly different compared with the celastrol treatment group

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