Figure 3. The effect of eIF5A
treatment on phosphorylation of protein kinase B (Akt) in HCEpiC was
detected in this experiment. Western blot analyses of phospho-Akt in
EGF, EGF+eIF5A small interference RNA (siRNA), eIF5A
siRNA, EGF+negative siRNA, and medium alone (control)-treated cells. At
48 h post infection, HCEpiCs were stimulated with EGF. After further
incubation for 30 min, cells were subjected to western blot analysis.
The graph shows the relative phospho-Akt protein levels normalized to
total-Akt. (**) were highly significant when compared with control
group, in both cases p-value <0.01, asterisks indicate p-value <
0.05 with the Student t test.