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Fig. 5 | Arthritis Research & Therapy

Fig. 5

From: ALW peptide ameliorates lupus nephritis in MRL/lpr mice

Fig. 5

ALW peptide suppresses the production of profibrotic cytokines in kidney of MRL/lpr mice. a and b The mRNA expression levels of TGF-β1, PDGF-B, CTGF, α-SMA, fibronectin, and collagen I were determined in tissue lysates. c and d By western blotting, α-SMA, fibronectin, and collagen I were detected in the protein lysates of kidney. e By immunohistochemistry, the sections were detected for PDGF-B, fibronectin, and α-SMA. Scale bar = 50 μm. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001

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