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Fig. 5 | BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Fig. 5

From: Coreopsis tinctoria Nutt ameliorates high glucose-induced renal fibrosis and inflammation via the TGF-β1/SMADS/AMPK/NF-κB pathways

Fig. 5

a Effect of AC and marein on p-AMPK expression in HBZY-1 cells by western blots. b HBZY-1 cells were pretreated with AC and marein for 2 h, and then stimulated with AICAR, an AMPK activator and Dorsomorphin (Dors) an AMPK inhibitor followed by NG or HG exposure for 24 h. Equal amounts of lysate were subjected to western blotting analysis to determine p-AMPK, collagen IV, FN, and Smad4 proteins. Note: Values were expressed as the mean ± SD, n = 4. #P < 0.01 versus normal group; *P < 0.05 versus control group; **P < 0.01 versus control group

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