Research Paper Volume 11, Issue 16 pp 6069—6088

FAM83A signaling induces epithelial-mesenchymal transition by the PI3K/AKT/Snail pathway in NSCLC

Figure 7. Inhibition of AKT impaired the EMT phenotype owing to FAM83A overexpression. (A) Immunofluorescence of Vimentin and E-cadherin in FAM83A-transfected A549 cells with or without MK2206. The nucleus was counterstained with DAPI. The fourth panel of each shows the merged image of the previous panels. (B–C) Protein levels of Vimentin, E-cadherin, Snail, AKT and P-AKT (p-S473) were detected by Western blot in stable A549-LV-NC and A549-LV-FAM83A cells (with or without MK2206). Scale bar, 100 μm. Error bars: mean ± SD (n=3). NS, no significant, *p<0.05, **p<0.01, and ***p<0.001 were considered to indicate a statistically significant difference.