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Additional file 1: of Tenascin-C expression contributes to pediatric brainstem glioma tumor phenotype and represents a novel biomarker of disease

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posted on 2019-05-15, 05:00 authored by J. Qi, D. Esfahani, T. Huang, P. Ozark, E. Bartom, R. Hashizume, E. Bonner, S. An, C. Horbinski, C. James, A. Saratsis
Figure S1. TNC expression in pediatric glioma cell lines modified via shRNA and cDNA transfection in vitro. Pediatric supratentorial high-grade glioma (HGG n = 1) and brainstem glioma (DIPG n = 3) cell lines were modified via lentiviral transfection of TNC cDNA and shRNA constructs. Two distinct shRNA constructs, 232 and 234, were generated. a) TNC transcript level after transfection, measured via qPCR, demonstrating TNC shRNA knockdown (left) and cDNA amplification (right), relative to empty vector controls (**p = 0.005, ****p < 0.001). Y-axis: Normalized TNC mRNA expression level (percent GAPDH). b) TNC protein level after transfection, measured via western blot, demonstrating decreased protein expression after shRNA knockdown (upper panels) and increased expression cDNA amplification (lower panels), relative to empty vector controls. Densitometry analysis of western blot signal intensity confirms statistical significance of TNC expression patterns between transfected lines and empty vector controls (*p = 0.0148, **p = 0.002, ***p = 0.0001, ****p < 0.0001). Y-axis: TNC protein band intensity (expression normalized to controls). Error bars represent standard error of the mean. c) Fluorescent microscopy images showed transfection efficiency of > 95% in both cDNA and shRNA. Scale bar = 200 μm. (TIF 138230 kb)


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