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Loop (E3) region near the channel pore [26]. The specificity of E3-targeting antibodies was tested by ELISA, Western blotting and functional assays, and fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) [9,26]. The procedure for Western blotting has been described previously [26]. Briefly, cells were lysed in RIPA buffer (Sigma-Aldrich, Poole, UK) and proteins were separated on 10 SDS-PAGE gel before D in most HAT patients, since miR-144* has been reported to transferring onto nitrocellulose membrane. The blot was incubated with rabbit anti-TRPC antibodies (1:200) overnight at 4uC, washed with phosphate buffered saline (PBS), and incubated with goat antirabbit IgG-HRP at 1:2000 dilution (Sigma). The rabbit anti-bactin (Santa Cruz Biotech, USA) at 1:400 dilution was used as an internal standard for protein quantification. Visualization was carried out using ECLplus detection reagents (GE Healthcare, UK) and exposure to X-ray films. The quantification was analysed using Image J software (NIH, USA). The immunostaining procedure was similar to our reports [9,27] and the VECTASTAIN ABC system (Vector Laboratories, Peterborough, UK) was used. The rabbit anti-TRPC1, 3, 4 and 6 antibodies purchased from Abcam (Cambridge, UK) were used for human lung tissue and lung cancer section staining. The staining quantification was assessed by scoring positive Title Loaded From File stained cells and staining intensity ranked as 16985061 0 (negative), 1 (weak), 2 (intermediate) and 3 (strong) [28].Cells Culture and Gene TransfectionA549 cell line, a commonly used lung cancer cell model derived from adenocarcinomic human alveolar basal epithelial cells, was grown in DMEM/F12 medium (Invitrogen, Paisley, UK) containing 10 foetal bovine serum (FBS), 100 units/ml penicillin and 100 mg/ml streptomycin, and maintained at 37uC under 95 air and 5 CO2. Human TRPC1, TRPC3 and TRPC6 were amplified from the cDNA of human ovarian cancer cells and human TRPC4 were amplified from the cDNA of human aortic endothelial cells with 100 identity to the sequences in the Genbank (accession numbers: X89066 (TRPC1); U47050 (TRPC3), NM_016179 (TRPC4a) and BC093660 (TRPC6). The TRPC cDNAs were subcloned into pcDNA3.1 or pEGFPC1 vectors and their functional expression has been confirmed as we reported [9]. A549 cells were transfected with TRPC1, 3, 4, and 6 plasmid cDNAs in pcDNA3 vector using LipofectaTRPC in Lung Cancer DifferentiationFigure 1. Distribution of TRPC isoforms in human lung and lung cancer. A, Examples of human normal lung (n = 20) and lung cancer tissue sections (n = 28) including adenocarcinoma (AC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) were stained with anti-TRPC1, anti-TRPC3, anti-TRPC4 and antiTRPC6 antibodies using VECTASTAIN ABC system. The positive staining was shown as brown colour. The nuclei were counter-stained by hematoxylin. B, The mRNA was detected by real-time PCR in normal lung tissues using the primers in Table S1. The GAPDH was used as internal house-keeping gene control for quantification (n = 25 patients for TRPC1, 4, 5 and 6 groups; n = 24 for TRPC3; and n = 9 for TRPC7). C, The mRNA levels in lung cancer tissues (AC: n = 9?5; SCC: n = 8?1). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067637.gWhole-cell Patch ClampThe whole cell currents were recorded using Axoclamp 2B or Axopatch B200 patch clamp amplifier and controlled with pClamp 10 software. The procedures for recording TRPCcurrents were similar to our previous reports [29,30]. A 1-s ramp voltage protocol from ?00 mV to +100 mV was applied at a frequency of 0.2 Hz from a holding potential of 0 mV. Signa.Loop (E3) region near the channel pore [26]. The specificity of E3-targeting antibodies was tested by ELISA, Western blotting and functional assays, and fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) [9,26]. The procedure for Western blotting has been described previously [26]. Briefly, cells were lysed in RIPA buffer (Sigma-Aldrich, Poole, UK) and proteins were separated on 10 SDS-PAGE gel before transferring onto nitrocellulose membrane. The blot was incubated with rabbit anti-TRPC antibodies (1:200) overnight at 4uC, washed with phosphate buffered saline (PBS), and incubated with goat antirabbit IgG-HRP at 1:2000 dilution (Sigma). The rabbit anti-bactin (Santa Cruz Biotech, USA) at 1:400 dilution was used as an internal standard for protein quantification. Visualization was carried out using ECLplus detection reagents (GE Healthcare, UK) and exposure to X-ray films. The quantification was analysed using Image J software (NIH, USA). The immunostaining procedure was similar to our reports [9,27] and the VECTASTAIN ABC system (Vector Laboratories, Peterborough, UK) was used. The rabbit anti-TRPC1, 3, 4 and 6 antibodies purchased from Abcam (Cambridge, UK) were used for human lung tissue and lung cancer section staining. The staining quantification was assessed by scoring positive stained cells and staining intensity ranked as 16985061 0 (negative), 1 (weak), 2 (intermediate) and 3 (strong) [28].Cells Culture and Gene TransfectionA549 cell line, a commonly used lung cancer cell model derived from adenocarcinomic human alveolar basal epithelial cells, was grown in DMEM/F12 medium (Invitrogen, Paisley, UK) containing 10 foetal bovine serum (FBS), 100 units/ml penicillin and 100 mg/ml streptomycin, and maintained at 37uC under 95 air and 5 CO2. Human TRPC1, TRPC3 and TRPC6 were amplified from the cDNA of human ovarian cancer cells and human TRPC4 were amplified from the cDNA of human aortic endothelial cells with 100 identity to the sequences in the Genbank (accession numbers: X89066 (TRPC1); U47050 (TRPC3), NM_016179 (TRPC4a) and BC093660 (TRPC6). The TRPC cDNAs were subcloned into pcDNA3.1 or pEGFPC1 vectors and their functional expression has been confirmed as we reported [9]. A549 cells were transfected with TRPC1, 3, 4, and 6 plasmid cDNAs in pcDNA3 vector using LipofectaTRPC in Lung Cancer DifferentiationFigure 1. Distribution of TRPC isoforms in human lung and lung cancer. A, Examples of human normal lung (n = 20) and lung cancer tissue sections (n = 28) including adenocarcinoma (AC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) were stained with anti-TRPC1, anti-TRPC3, anti-TRPC4 and antiTRPC6 antibodies using VECTASTAIN ABC system. The positive staining was shown as brown colour. The nuclei were counter-stained by hematoxylin. B, The mRNA was detected by real-time PCR in normal lung tissues using the primers in Table S1. The GAPDH was used as internal house-keeping gene control for quantification (n = 25 patients for TRPC1, 4, 5 and 6 groups; n = 24 for TRPC3; and n = 9 for TRPC7). C, The mRNA levels in lung cancer tissues (AC: n = 9?5; SCC: n = 8?1). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067637.gWhole-cell Patch ClampThe whole cell currents were recorded using Axoclamp 2B or Axopatch B200 patch clamp amplifier and controlled with pClamp 10 software. The procedures for recording TRPCcurrents were similar to our previous reports [29,30]. A 1-s ramp voltage protocol from ?00 mV to +100 mV was applied at a frequency of 0.2 Hz from a holding potential of 0 mV. Signa.