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Figure 3

From: The protective effect of peroxiredoxin II on oxidative stress induced apoptosis in pancreatic β-cells

Figure 3

Elevation of PRDX2 expression protects against oxidative stress induced apoptosis in the β-cells. Western blot of MIN6 cells transfected with PRDX2 or empty vector (EV) and treated with indicated agents (A). Quantitative analysis of cleaved caspase 3 expression with SEM, n = 4 *p < 0.05. Immunocytochemistry of MIN6 cells with transfected with PRDX2 (red) or EV (green) and treated with indicated agents. Nuclei of cells were stained with DAPI (blue) (B). Quantitative analysis of abnormal nuclear morphology used as an indicator of apoptosis with SEM. n = 3 *p < 0.05. Fluorescence assisted cell sorting (FACS) of MIN6 cells transfected with PRDX2 or EV and treated with indicated agents. Cells were than treated with propidium iodide (PI) only or Annexin V FITC and PI and subjected to FACS. Absorbance in the FL-1 and FL-2 channel was recorded for a minimum of 10,000 events per sample to indicate Annexin V and PI positive cells respectively. (C) Quantitative analysis of FL-2 absorbance used as an indicator of cell death with SEM. n = 4, *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01. (D) Quantitative analysis of both FL-1 and FL-2 absorbance used as an indicator of apoptosis with SEM. n = 3, *p < 0.05.

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