Figure 3. OGD/R induces ferroptosis in pulmonary epithelial cells and increases the level of Nrf2 /SLC7A11/HO-1 expression during ferroptosis. (A) The cells surviving after OGD (8 h)/R (12 h), while the administration of Fe (3.3M) (800 μg/mL)/Fer-1 (0.1 μM) can respectively increase or decrease the ratio. (B) Relative mRNA expression of Nrf2, HO-1, and SLC7A11 in MLE12. (C) Western blotting of Nrf2, HO-1, GPX4, and SLC7A11 protein expression in each group. (D) The representative quantification of these proteins. (E) The level of lipid peroxide MDA in each group. (F) The GSH level in each group. The error bars represent the standard error from three replicates. Data are presented as the mean ± SEM. *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01; ***P < 0.001; *compared with control; # compared with OGD/R.