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From: Xia-yu-xue decoction (XYXD) reduces carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis through inhibition hepatic stellate cell activation by targeting NF-κB and TGF-β1 signaling pathways

Fig. 4

Effect of XYXD on TGF-β1-induced signaling in HSC. a, NF-κB luciferase was measured. GFP-Col-HSC cells were pretreated with XYXD (5 μg/ml and 25 μg/ml) for 1 h and subsequently treated with TGF-β1 (10 ng/ml) over night, followed by transfect NF-κB-luciferase reporter plasmid for 16 h. *P < 0.05, * *P < 0.01, vs Un-TGF-β1 and No XYXD, #P < 0.05, ##P < 0.01, vs TGF-β1 and No XYXD. b, western blots analysis were analysis for p-Smad2, total smad2, p-smad3, and total Smad3. GFP-Col-HSC cells were pretreated with XYXD (5 μg/ml and 25 μg/ml) for 1 h and subsequently treated with TGF-β1 (10 ng/ml) for 30 min. c, the Col1(α1) and TIMP1was measure by real-time PCR. GFP-Col-HSC cells were pretreated with XYXD (5 μg/ml and 25 μg/ml) for 1 h and subsequently treated with TGF-β1 (10 ng/ml) for 24 h. Data represent the mean ± SD of triplicate cultures. *P < 0.05, * *P < 0.01, vs vehicle, #P < 0.05, ##P < 0.01, vs TGF-β1. A representative result is shown. Similar results were obtained in three independent experiments

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