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Supplementary Figure 1. mPGES-1 genetic deletion results in reduced α-SMA expression in response to bleomycin treatment. Protein extracts from skin tissue after 4 weeks of bleomycin or PBS treatment were subjected to Western blot analysis with an anti-α-SMA antibody. mPGES-1 null mice treated with bleomycin showed reduced α-SMA expression compared with bleomycin-treated WT mice. Representative blot from four separate animals/group/genotype is shown. (b) Graph represents α-SMA expression normalized to β-actin expression from four separate animals/group/genotype. *P < 0.05; bleomycin-treated WT and mPGES-1 null mice compared with PBS-treated mice. +P < 0.05; bleomycin-treated mPGES-1 null mice compared with bleomycin-treated WT mice. α-SMA, alpha-smooth muscle actin; β-actin, beta-actin; mPGES-1, microsomal prostaglandin E2 synthase-1.
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McCann et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011 13:402 doi:10.1186/ar3285