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From: TFAP2A is a component of the ZEB1/2 network that regulates TGFB1-induced epithelial to mesenchymal transition

Fig. 2

TFAP2A expression and activity profile in the NMuMG EMT model. a-b NMuMG cells were treated with 2 ng/mL of TGFβ1 for 72 h and were stained for TFAP2A and F-Actin (a) and TFAP2A and E-cadherin (b). The merged panels represent colocalization of the imaged markers with the nucleus which was stained with DAPI and compared to controls. Scale bar represents 50 μm. c NMuMG cells were treated for 14 days with 2 ng/mL of TGFβ1. Quantitative RT-PCR of Tfap2a during the time course of this treatment indicates that Tfap2a mRNA levels are reduced upon EMT. The EMT markers E-cadherin (Cdh1), Fibronectin (Fn1), Occludin (Ocln), and Vimentin (Vim) follow the expected trend. d Two mRNA-seq samples from independent wells were prepared from a time course of NMuMG cells treated for 14 days with 2 ng/mL of TGFβ1, and the data was consequently analyzed with ISMARA [30]. The figure depicts the dynamics of TFAP2A/C transcriptional activity during the time course. The sequence logo of the TFAP2A/C binding motif is also indicated. e-f Lysates from NMuMG/E9 cells treated with 2 ng/mL of TGFβ1 for 72 h were probed for TFAP2A, GAPDH and Lamin B expression by WB and their levels compared with the expression levels of Actin and also to the Ponceau-stained membrane (e). The bar plot represents the densitometric quantification of the TFAP2A protein levels upon treatment compared to the control (f) ** indicates a p-value < 0.01 in the paired t-test (P = 0.0014)

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