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Fig. 2 | BMC Cancer

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From: IAP antagonists Birinapant and AT-406 efficiently synergise with either TRAIL, BRAF, or BCL-2 inhibitors to sensitise BRAFV600E colorectal tumour cells to apoptosis

Fig. 2

Birinapant treatment results in reduced cell viability and appearance of apoptosis in selected colorectal adenocarcinoma cells. a: Cell viability of cell lines after treatment with SMAC-mimetics. Cells were either left untreated (ctr = control) or treated with 0.5 μM, 1 mM or 5 mM AT-406 and Birinapant for 48 h (1) and 72 h (2) and the % percentage cell viability was measured by SRB. Average of three independent experiments are presented as fold change of the absorbance of treated/untreated cells for each condition. Columns = % percentage of cell viability, bars = SD. b: Protein levels of XIAP, cIAP-1, PARP-1 and total caspase-3 in RKO and HCT116 were analysed by W.B. after treatment with 0.5, 1 and 5 μM SMAC-mimetics AT-406 (lanes 3–5) and Birinapant (lanes 6–8) for 48 and 72 h. Untreated (lane 1) or treated with DMSO cells (lane 2) were used as control. Proteins are quantified against α-Tubulin. Data are representative for three independent experiments. c-d: Confocal microscope images and Hoechst staining of RKO (2C) and HCT116 (2D) cell lines two-dimensional culture, after treatment with SMAC-mimetics AT-406 (A) and Birinapant (B). Crescent nuclei of RKO cells present after cell treatments are shown by arrows. Confocal microscope images were taken after treatment with SMAC-mimetics AT-406 and Birinapant in RKO (2c) and HCT116 (2d) 48 and 72 h. The nuclei were detected with HOECHST staining. Representative images are presented

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