Mimitin gene expression in HepG2 cells stimulated with IL-1, IL-6 or with both cytokines. Cells were stimulated with the cytokines and the mimitin transcript level was evaluated by Northern blotting (A). The data are presented relatively to the mimitin transcript level in unstimulated control cells harvested after 4, 12, and 24 h. A lower panel shows representative results from Northern blot hybridization and ethidium bromide-stained 28S rRNA. Changes in the mimitin protein level estimated by ELISA were calculated relatively to unstimulated control cells (B). Vertical bars indicate the values of standard error of three independent experiments (*p < 0.05, **p < 0.02, ***p < 0.01).