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Fig. 3 | BMC Cancer

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From: Docosahexaenoic acid reduces sterol regulatory element binding protein-1 and fatty acid synthase expression and inhibits cell proliferation by inhibiting pAkt signaling in a human breast cancer MCF-7 cell line

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Effect of DHA or E2 on the pERK1/2/ERK1/2, pAkt/Akt, and pS6/S6 ratios and p-SREBP-1, m-SREBP-1, and FASN expression in MCF-7 cells. Cells were pretreated with BSA or 60 μM BSA-bound DHA for 48 h in DMEM containing 5% CD-FBS, then the same medium alone or 10 nM E2 was added. Western blots were then used to measure the pERK1/2/ERK1/2, pAkt/Akt, and pS6/S6 ratios after 1 h and p-SREBP-1, m-SREBP-1, and FASN expression after 24 h (a). Total ERK1/2, Akt, or S6 was used as the loading control for pERK1/2 (b), pAkt (c), or pS6 (d), respectively, while GAPDH was used as the loading control for p-SREBP-1 (e), m-SREBP-1 (f), and FASN (g).The levels are expressed as a fold value compared to the BSA-treated control with no E2 stimulation. Two-way ANOVA followed by the Bonferroni posttest was used to compare DHA and E2 effects. The data are presented as the mean ± S.E.M for 5–6 independent experiments

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