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dia were used for IL-6 and IL-8 determination, respectively. Light emission was measured with a luminometer. Measurements were done as triplicates of hTM cell media from 3 different donors in 3 independent experiments. Values represent mean averages 6 SD. IL-1a fwd.: 59-acaaaaggcgaagaagactga-39 rev.: 59-ggaactttggccatcttgac-39 20 Nuclear Factor kB Assay 45 IL-6 fwd.: 59-caggagcccagctatgaact-39 rev.: 59-gaaggcagcaggcaacac-39 IL-8 fwd.: 59-agacagcagagcacacaagc-39 rev.: 59-atggttccttccggtggt-39 72 NFkB fwd.: 59-cgggatggcttctatgagg-39 rev.: 59-ctccaggtcccgcttctt-39 47 GAPDH fwd.: 59-agccacatcgctcagacac-39 rev.: 59-gcccaatacgaccaaatcc-39 60 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031340.t001 were added over night at 4uC. Corresponding secondary alkaline phosphatase -conjugated antibodies were incubated for 30 minutes at room temperature. After substrate incubation the signals were visualized by exposure to light sensitive films, which 14726663” were digitized and densitometrically quantified with the Multi Gauge V3.1 software. All experiments were performed in triplicates with hTM cultures from three different donors. Values represent mean averages 6 SD. Nuclear content of NFkB was tested in nuclear extracts with a NoShiftTM NFkB Transcription Factor Assay according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For nuclear extracts, cells were collected from plates with Trypsine/EDTA, washed three times in Hank’s buffered salt solution and lysed in three times packed cell volumes of low-salt hypotonic cell lysis buffer for 10 min on ice. Nuclei were pelleted by centrifugation for 10 sec at 4uC and cytosolic fractions were discarded. Nuclei were washed once in low-salt hypotonic cell lysis buffer, and extracted using high-salt hypotonic cell lysis buffer for 10 min on ice. Debris was sedimented by centrifugation for 30 min at 4uC and nuclear extracts were transferred to fresh vials. After BCA protein determination extracts were stored at 280uC until use. For assays, equal masses of proteins were set in. Quantification was done by measurement of the absorbance at 450 nm with a spectrophotometer. Measurements were done as triplicates of nuclear extracts of hTM cell cultures from 3 different donors in 3 independent experiments. Values represent mean averages 6 SD. Fibronectin ELISA Medium contents for FN were analyzed by ELISA according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Aliquots of Immunofluorescence labeling hTM were grown for 48 hours on microscope chamber slides. After depicted treatments, slides were fixed in 4% paraformaldehyde, blocked ” in PBS and primary antibodies were added in PBS overnight at 4uC. Fluorophor conjugated secondary antibodies in PBS were added for 30 minutes at room temperature. The F-actin cytoskeleton was labeled by fluorescein conjugated phalloidin for 15 minutes at room temperature. Nuclei were counterstained by 49,69-diamidino-2-phenylindole. Cells were mounted in fluorescent mounting medium and analyzed by Laser confocal microscopy. All experiments were performed in triplicates with hTM cultures from three different donors. Antibody Rabbit monoclonal anti-human Hsp27 Mouse monoclonal anti-human Hsp90 Rabbit polyclonal anti-human FN Rabbit polyclonal anti-human PAI-1 Rabbit polyclonal anti-human CTGF AP conjugated goat anti-mouse IgG AP conjugated goat anti-rabbit IgG doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031340.t002 Dilution/ Application 1:1000 1:1000 1:1000 1:500 1:1000 1:10000 1:10000 Supplier order MEK 162 Sigma-Aldrich Sigma-Aldrich St.Cruz Abcam Abcam Sigma-Aldrich Sig