Figure 2. Anti-inflammatory effects of EEDK. The expression of inflammatory cytokines in total lysates from the cornea was assessed
with western blot analysis, which detected the immunoreactivity of interleukin (IL)-1α, IL-1β, tumor necrosis factor- alpha
(TNF-α), monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1), and IL-6 after treatment for 14 days. Quantification of relative protein
levels, compared to β-actin (Loading control). Experimental values are expressed as the mean ± standard error of the mean
(SEM) from three independent experiments (n = 8 mice per group, *p<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001).