Down-regulation of apoO expression in HepG2 cells using lentivirus-mediated RNAi. A. HepG2 cells were observed by fluorescence microscopy 3 days after infection (magnification, ×200). B. The relative levels of apoO mRNA were analyzed by qRT-PCR. Data shown are the means ± S.E.M of experiments repeated three times with triplicate samples per treatment. ** p < 0.01 vs. NC; ## p < 0.01 vs. control. C. Effects of apoO silencing were measured using Western blots. β-actin served as a loading control. These experiments were performed three times, and the results of the densitometric analysis and one representative image are shown. ** p < 0.01 vs. NC; ## p < 0.01 vs. control.