Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 14 pp 14990—15001

Lysine-specific histone demethylase 1B (LSD2/KDM1B) represses p53 expression to promote proliferation and inhibit apoptosis in colorectal cancer through LSD2-mediated H3K4me2 demethylation

Figure 7. LSD2 regulates colorectal cancer (CRC) cell proliferation and apoptosis through p53. ShRNA mediates p53 knockdown in HCT-116 LSD2-downregulated cell lines, while p53 over-expression in HCT-116 LSD2-upregulated cell lines was observed. (A) Protein expression of p53, p21, pRb and LSD2 measured by Western blot among the CRC cell lines mentioned above. (B) BrdU/PI assays were performed to measure DNA synthesis in the indicated CRC cell lines. (C) Quantitative analysis of DNA synthesis. (D) Western blot showing p53 and LSD2 protein expression in the p53 LSD2 double-downregulated HCT-116 and LoVo cell lines. (E) Flow cytometry detection of the apoptotic rates of the indicated CRC cell lines. (F) Quantitative analysis of DNA apoptosis. Data were expressed as means ± SEM. **p < 0.01.