Stem Cells International / 2018 / Article / Fig 2

Research Article

Romidepsin Promotes Osteogenic and Adipocytic Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells through Inhibition of Histondeacetylase Activity

Figure 2

Microarray gene expression profiling of adipocyte-differentiated human bone marrow stromal stem cells (hMSCs) following romidepsin treatment. (a) Heat map and unsupervised hierarchical clustering were performed on differentially expressed genes in romidepsin-treated hMSCs compared to those in vehicle-treated control hMSCs on day 7 after adipocyte differentiation. (b) Pie chart illustrating the distribution of the top 15 enriched pathway categories in the differentially expressed genes identified in romidepsin-treated hMSCs. (c) Validation of a selected group of upregulated genes identified by microarray analysis using qRT-PCR. Gene expression was normalized to β-actin. Data are presented as mean fold changes ± SEM compared with vehicle-treated controls; from two independent experiments, and comparing romidepsin-treated and control cells. (d) Quantification of Nile red staining for mature adipocytes in romidepsin-treated hMSCs and in the absence or presence of a FAK inhibitor (5 μM). Data are presented as mean ± SEM, , , and .

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