Fig. 6 | Respiratory Research

Fig. 6

From: Chronic intermittent hypoxia promoted lung cancer stem cell-like properties via enhancing Bach1 expression

Fig. 6

Knockdown of Bach1 decreased the stemness and mitochondrial ROS accumulation in CIH-treated NSCLCs. Bach1 shRNA or parental negative control (NC) was transfected into A549 or SPCA1. Then the cells were cultured under CIH conditions for 48hrs. Flow cytometry analyses of CD44+ CD133+ cells in Nor or CIH-treated A549 (a) or SPCA1 (b). c The percentage of CD44+ CD133+ cells in Nor or CIH-treated cells was measured and illustrated. Fluorescence microscopy analysis for localization of mtROS production in A549 (d) and SPCA1 (e). Nuclei was stained with Hoechst (blue), mitochondria ROS were stained with MitoSOX-red. The merged panels showed the MitoSOX-red positive cells in total cells. f The percentage of MitoSOX positive cells was measured and illustrated. All experiments were performed in triplicate, and data are presented as mean ± SEM. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01 compared with the control group

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