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Fig. 3 | BMC Gastroenterology

Fig. 3

From: c-Jun N-terminal kinase activation has a prognostic implication and is negatively associated with FOXO1 activation in gastric cancer

Fig. 3

The effect of pharmacological inhibition of JNK on FOXO1 activation in cultured gastric cancer cells. (a-c). SNU-638 cells were cultured without treatment (Ctrl) or treated with DMSO vehicle control (DMSO) or SP600125 (SP) for 24 h. a Cells were treated with various concentrations of SP. Protein expressions were analyzed by Western blotting using specific antibodies against pJNKThr183/Tyr185 (pJNK), cyclin D1, pFOXO1Ser256, total FOXO1, and β-actin. b Cells were cultured in the presence or absence of SP (20 μM) and FOXO1 transcriptional activity was determined by luciferase reporter assay, which was normalized by β-galatosidase activity. Luciferase activity in Ctrl was arbitrarily set to 1 and the activities of other cells were adjusted accordingly. Each bar represents the mean ± standard deviation. * P < 0.05 compared with untreated control groups (Ctrl and DMSO). c The effect of JNK inhibition on the subcellular localization of FOXO1 was observed by double immunofluorescence staining for pJNK (green) and FOXO1 (red). 4’,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) staining was performed for nuclear localization (blue). d Cells were transfected with non-targeting shRNA (shCtrl) or FOXO1 shRNA (shFOXO1). The effects of FOXO1 silencing on the expressions of total FOXO1, cyclin D1, pJNK, and total JNK were evaluated by Western blotting

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