BioMed Research International / 2009 / Article / Fig 6

Research Article

Effects of Chronic Mild Stress on the Development of Atherosclerosis and Expression of Toll-Like Receptor 4 Signaling Pathway in Adolescent Apolipoprotein E Knockout Mice

Figure 6

Validation of changes in TLR-4 (73 KD) and NF- B p65 (80 kDa) protein expression by western blotting. Proteins extracted were prepared from arteries ( ) of mice subjected to CMS or normal conditions for 0, 4, and 12 weeks, respectively. Each lane shows representative western blots using anti-TLR4 or NF- B p65 and anti-GAPDH bodies in (a1) and (a2), respectively. Each panel summarizes densitometric readings of band intensities normalized to GAPDH, which was measured by densitometry with Image J image analysis software. (b1), (b2) densitometric measurements TLR4 and NF- B p65 from Western blots, respectively. Data are mean  ± SEM. C: control group; S: chronic mild stress group ( per group). *P , **P compared with the control. The data are representative of three experiments.

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