Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity / 2019 / Article / Fig 4

Research Article

Icariin Inhibits AGE-Induced Injury in PC12 Cells by Directly Targeting Apoptosis Regulator Bax

Figure 4

ICA protected PC12 cells against AGE-induced apoptosis via the caspase-9/3 pathway. (a) PC12 cells were subjected to AGEs with or without ICA extract for 48 h. Mitochondrial depolarization was investigated by the JC-1 staining assay. The cells with depolarized mitochondria were identified by green fluorescence. Scale  μm. (b) The cells were treated as in (a). The protein levels of caspase-3, PRAR, cleaved caspase-9, cleaved caspase-3, and cleaved PARP were examined by western blot. Data were presented as from independent experiments performed in triplicate. relative to the control group; and relative to the model group.

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