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Fig. 3 | Cancer & Metabolism

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From: Starving cancer from the outside and inside: separate and combined effects of calorie restriction and autophagy inhibition on Ras-driven tumors

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Autophagy inhibition and CR reduce tumor growth. a Immunoblot analysis of Atg5 expression and LC3B cleavage in Atg5 +/+ ;Hras V12 iBMK cells or Atg5 / ;Hras V12 iBMK cells incubated with or without 10 μM chloroquine (CQ). Atg5 +/+ or effect of autophagy inhibition and CR on tumor incidence (b), tumor growth (c), and final tumor volume (d). Atg5 / mice were transplanted into nude mice fed either a control or CR diet (n = 14/diet and genotype), and tumor volume was measured weekly. e Representative H&E (i) and Ki67 IHC staining (ii) images of Atg5 +/+ and Atg5 / tumors from mice fed a control or CR diet. f Effect of CR, relative to control diet, on LC3 puncta formation and RFP-LC3 fluorescence in tumors from Atg5 +/+ ;Hras V12 iBMK cell transplants. g Fluorescence microscopy of RFP-LC3 expressing Atg5 +/+ tumor slices from mice fed a control or CR regimen. Graphs presented are mean ± SEM and values with different letters are significantly different at p <0.05

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