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Fig. 5 | Molecular Cancer

Fig. 5

From: Over-expression of cathepsin B in hepatocellular carcinomas predicts poor prognosis of HCC patients

Fig. 5

Effect of CTSB on HCC cell migration and invasion. a Effect of overexpression of CTSB on the cell migration of MHCC-97 L cells. As detected by Wounding-healing assay. Migratory cells were quantified by counting three separate fields in different wells. The migratory ability of MHCC-97 L/CTSB cells was remarkably increased compared to that of MHCC-97 L/Con and MHCC-97 L cells. b Effect of CTSB down-regulation on the cell migration of MHCC-97H cells. MHCC-97H/CTSB-shRNA exhibited reduced cell motility compared with control. c Effect of overexpression of CTSB on the invasive potential of MHCC-97 L cells. The number of cells that pass through Matrigel in MHCC-97 L/CTSB group was higher than that in control groups. As detected by transwell assay. d Effect of CTSB down-regulation on the invasive potential of MHCC-97H cells. The number of cells that pass through Matrigel in MHCC-97H/CTSB-shRNA group was lower than that in control groups. All the results were represented as the mean ± SD from three independent experiments. (**P < 0.01 as compared to parental groups, *P < 0.05 as compared to parental groups)

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