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Figure 5: Rosiglitazone inhibits LPS-induced TLR4 signal pathway in RAW 264.7 cells. (a) Cells incubated with serum-free medium for 24 h were treated with LPS in the presence or absence of rosiglitazone for 6 h. The mRNA levels of indicated genes were determined by real-time PCR using SYBR Green. GAPDH was used as an internal standard. (b) Cells were incubated in serum-free medium for 24 h and then stimulated with LPS in the presence or absence of rosiglitazone for 9 h. Total protein was extracted, fractionated by electrophoresis, and immunoblotted with the indicated antibodies. (c) Cells incubated with serum-free medium for 24 h were treated with LPS in the presence or absence of rosiglitazone for 1 h. An aliquot of protein was immunoblotted with phospho-I B (p-I B ) and -actin antibodies. The results are expressed as the means S.E. ( ). ** compared to untreated group; , compared to LPS-treated group.