Fig. 5. Resistin promotes MCP-1-mediated monocyte migration by inhibiting miR-33a and miR-33b. (A&B) OASFs were incubated with resistin for 24 h and miRNA expression was examined by qPCR. (C) OASFs were transfected with the miR-33a and miR-33b mimics then incubated with resistin for 24 h; MCP-1 expression was measured by qPCR. (D) CM was applied to THP-1 cells and analyzed for migration activity. Results are expressed as the mean ± SEM. *p<0.05 as compared with the control group; #p<0.05 as compared with the resistin-treated group.