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Fig. 1 | Biomarker Research

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From: Pluripotency markers are differentially induced by IGF1 and bFGF in cells from patients’ lesions of large/giant congenital melanocytic nevi

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Effect of bFGF treatment on the transcription of stemness marker genes. Cells were treated or not with 3 ng/ml bFGF after 24 h in the serum/supplement-free medium. Cells were harvested in RNA extraction buffer 48 h after the treatment. qPCR performed with GAPDH serving as internal housekeeping control. Fold change in gene expression was calculated by ΔΔCt method. Fold change in untreated controls was considered as 1 by convention. Relative fold changes compared between untreated (control) and treated cells were plotted for all the indicated cell types. Statistical analyses were performed for relative expression between cell types. Significance (p < 0.05) was indicated by asterisk after performing one way ANOVA. a NBMEL: newborn melanocytes; b. SKMEL28: melanoma; c patient C76N; d patient 139N; e patient PD1N

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