Gain of function of SOCS3 reduces HNSCC invasion in vitro.
(A) Representative images of lower aspect of the transwell membrane after removal of the matrigel on its upper aspect and staining of the cells with the Diff-Quick kit (200×magnification). The non-neoplastic epithelial cell line (HaCAT) was used as a control and did not invade the matrigel layer. (B) Invading cells in the lower part of the transwell were counted in 6 random high-power fields (400X) by an examiner that was blind to the experiment purposes. Three independent experiments were performed and the bars indicate averages and vertical lines the standard deviations (*p<0.05 in comparison to empty vector-transfected cells, *p<0.05 between indicated groups).