siRNA mediated knockdown of STAT3. A. Histogram of STAT3 levels in SW480 colon carcinoma cells treated with STAT3 and NTC (non-targeting) siRNAs. Red bars denote STAT3 siRNA treated cells and blue bars represent NTC treated cells. Data presents ~22,000 cells for samples treated with STAT3 and NTC siRNAs each. A region of low-STAT3 expressing cells examined in panels (C) and (E) is indicated in the panel (top left corner). B. DNA histogram of cells treated with the STAT3 siRNA. C. DNA histogram of low-STAT3 expressing cells (cells are highlighted in panel A). D. Nuclear size as a function of DNA content for the entire dataset. E. Nuclear size as a function of DNA content for the low-STAT3 cells highlighted in part A, for both STAT3 and NTC treated cells. The measure of DNA content for panels B-E are identical, and therefore the comparison of nuclear size as a function of DNA content may be made directly to the fraction of cells in each phase of the cell cycle (panels C and D, respectively). Color schemes for panels D and E are as in A.
LaPan et al. BMC Cell Biology 2008 9:43 doi:10.1186/1471-2121-9-43