Skip to main content


Fig. 2 | Arthritis Research & Therapy

Fig. 2

From: Antibodies against specific extractable nuclear antigens (ENAs) as diagnostic and prognostic tools and inducers of a profibrotic phenotype in cultured human skin fibroblasts: are they functional?

Fig. 2

qPCR results for ACTA2 (top row), COL1A1 (middle row), and TAGLN (bottom row) in control, unaffected LcSSc, affected LcSSc, and affected DcSSc fibroblasts at basal levels (untreated) and after stimulation with anti-Cenp-B (ratios 1:100 and 1:200)/anti-Topo-I (ratios 1:100 and 1:200) antibodies and with SSc sera (10% v/v in DMEM). The statistics is reported with respect to the “Control.” “Control” for IgG stimulations is referred to human healthy control IgGs in a ratio 1:100 in culture medium (DMEM). “Control” for serum stimulation is referred to as human healthy control serum at 10% v/v in DMEM. Data are reported as fold change vs “Control” (*p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001)

Back to article page