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Fig. 6 | Cell & Bioscience

Fig. 6

From: Critical role of Tim-3 mediated autophagy in chronic stress induced immunosuppression

Fig. 6

Down-regulating autophagy restores the stress-induced immune suppression. BALB/c male mice were pretreated with 3-MA. After 12 h chronic stress, the blood and spleens of mice were harvested. a Cellular lysates were extracted from mouse spleens. Level of autophagy was determined by Western blot. β-actin is shown as a loading control. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001 compared with indicated groups. The circulating levels of IFN-γ (b), IL-17 (c), IL-10 (d), and IL-4 (e) cytokines were detected by ELISA. N = 5 per group. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01 compared with indicated groups. f Total splenocytes were enumerated with a hemocytometer

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