Research Article

Mesothelioma Cells Escape Heat Stress by Upregulating Hsp40/Hsp70 Expression via Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases

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The role of Erk1/2 and p38 MAPK in heat stress-induced cell death in PDMM and mesothelial cells. (a) Cell were pre-incubated with 5 or 10 nM of Erk1 MAPK small inhibitory (si)RNA and then exposed to various temperatures (39–42°C) for 20 minutes. Following cells were kept under normal growth conditions for 48 hours and viable cells were counted by trypan blue exclusion staining. (b) Cells were preincubated with 5 or 10 nM of p38 MAPK siRNA as described above (a) and viable cells were counted after trypan blue exclusion staining. Data points represent the mean ± S.E.M. of triplicate experiments. * indicates (student’s paired -test, two-tailed).