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19 February 2021: Lab/In Vitro Research

Ultrasound-Targeted Microbubble Destruction Enhances the Inhibitive Efficacy of miR-21 Silencing in HeLa Cells

Shengli Zhao 1AE* , Jing Xie 2AB* , Changhua Zhao 3C , Wen Cao 4D , Yangping Yu 5F*

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.923660

Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e923660

Figure 3 Effects of UTMD-mediated miR-21 transfection on HeLa cell migration and invasion. (A) Wound healing experiments were performed to detect the effects of miR-21 plasmid on HeLa cell migration in the untreated, mimic-EGFP, mimic-EGFP+UTMD, inhibitor-EGFP, and inhibitor-EGFP+UTMD groups (ultrasonic intensity was 1.5 W/cm2). (B) The transwell migration assay was used to detect the effect of the miR-21 plasmid on HeLa cell invasion (ultrasonic intensity was 1.5 W/cm2). UTMD: Ultrasound-targeted microbubble destruction; EGFP: enhanced green fluorescent protein. * P<0.05 and ** P<0.01 vs untreated; @ P<0.05 and @@ P<0.01 vs mimic+EGFP; # P<0.05 and ### P<0.001 vs inhibitor+EGFP. UTMD – ultrasound-targeted microbubble destruction; EGFP – enhanced green fluorescent protein.

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Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750