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Fig. 4 | Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology

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From: Epigenetic and non-epigenetic mode of SIRT1 action during oocyte meiosis progression

Fig. 4

Modulated histone code in SIRT1-activated matured oocytes. a, b, c Representative images of H3K9me3, H3K4me2 and H2AK119ub, respectively, and the emphasis of metaphase area, used for the quantification of integrated density parameter via ImageJ software. d, e, f Quantification of integrated densities of H3K9me3, H3K4me2 and H2AK119ub, respectively, localised and analysed on metaphase MII chromosomes. Integrated densities are normalised to the mean of vehicle control oocytes (VC) and expressed as a median ± quantiles from five independent experiments (N ≥ 30 oocytes per group). g Effect of SIRT1 activation on DNA damage. TUNEL signal was detected in mature oocytes after BML-278 treatment, and integrated density was quantified (N ≥ 30 oocytes per group). The region of interest (ROI) for TUNEL signal was established in accordance with DNA staining (red line on representative pictures). TUNEL assay was elucidated using positive control (PC) through DNase I digestion of oocyte chromatin. Differences between individual group pairs were assessed post-hoc using multiple comparisons of mean ranks [30], including a Bonferroni adjustment for multiple testing; * and *** denote significance at P ≤ 0.05 and 0.005, respectively

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