Figure 4

pAkt, Akt, and Bcl-2 expression via SDS PAGE in B-Control and B-SWNCT transformed cells. pAkt, Akt, and Bcl-2 expression via SDS PAGE in B-Control and B-SWNCT transformed cells following 12 and 24 h re-exposure to dispersed SWCNT (1 to 50 μg/ml = 0.1 to 5.2 μg/cm2). β-actin was used as an internal loading control. (A) Representative blots are shown from three independent experiments. (B) pAkt/Akt ratio densitometry quantification. *indicates significant difference between the two cell types (p < 0.05). (C) Bcl-2 expression densitometry quantification. † indicates significant difference between B-SWCNT and B-Control at each time point (p < 0.05). *and # indicate significant difference of both B-Control and B-SWCNT cells, respectively, compared to its unexposed treatment group at 24 h (p < 0.05).

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