Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 11 pp 10983—11003

The circRNA circIFI30 promotes progression of triple-negative breast cancer and correlates with prognosis

Figure 4. circIFI30 increases TNBC cell migration and invasion and modulates cell cycle and apoptosis. (A, B) The cell migration capacity was detected by wound healing assay after transfection with indicated vectors (magnification, × 50). Scale bar, 200 μm. (C, D) The cell invasion ability was determined by transwell assay after overexpression or knockdown of circIFI30 (magnification, × 100). Scale bar, 100 μm. (E, F) The cell cycle progression was analyzed by flow cytometry after transfected with indicated plasmids. (G, H) The apoptosis rate detected by flow cytometry after downregulation of circIFI30. (I, J) The apoptotic cells were observed by Hoechst 33342 (magnification, ×100, scale bar, 100 μm) and TUNEL staining (magnification, × 100, scale bar, 100 μm) assays after knockdown of circIFI30. (K) The expression levels of apoptosis-related proteins were determined by western blot. Data were showed as mean ± SD, *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01.