Fig. 2: ROS mediate KRAS-mutant cancer cell sensitization to vitamin C via STS. | Nature Communications

Fig. 2: ROS mediate KRAS-mutant cancer cell sensitization to vitamin C via STS.

From: Synergistic effect of fasting-mimicking diet and vitamin C against KRAS mutated cancers

Fig. 2

a Detection of phosphorylated H2AX levels in HCT116 and CT26 by western blotting, total H2AX and VINCULIN as loading control (n = 3). b CellROX-Deep-Red ROS detection by flow cytometry in HCT116 (n = 7), SW48 and HT29 (n = 3). MFI: mean fluorescence intensity. P values were determined by two-sided unpaired t-test. HCT116: exact p value = 0.00000004 (CTR vs STS + Vit C), 0.00003 (CTR vs STS), 0.00001 (STS vs STS + Vit C). c Viability of HCT116 (n = 3), CT26 (n = 3), DLD1 (n = 3) cells treated for 48 h with STS with or without vitamin C, glutathione (GSH), N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) and d catalase (CAT, n = 4) or the superoxide dismutase (SOD)/catalase mimetic MnTMPyP (HCT116, n = 3). P values were determined by two-sided unpaired t-test. HCT116 in (c): exact P values= 0.000009 (STS + Vit C vs STS + NAC + Vit C), 0.000007 (STS + Vit C vs STS + GSH + Vit C); CT26: exact P values = 0.00000007 (STS + Vit C vs STS + NAC + Vit C), 0.000002 (STS + Vit C vs STS + GSH + Vit C); DLD1: exact P values = 0.00005 (STS + Vit C vs STS + NAC + Vit C), 0.000000003 (STS + Vit C vs STS + GSH + Vit C), 0.00008 (CTR + Vit C vs CTR + GSH + Vit C). HCT116 in (d): exact P value = 0.000000007 (STS + Vit C vs STS + Vit C + CAT). All data are represented as mean ± SEM, n = independent experiments.

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