Fig. 6. Resistin inhibits miR-33a and miR-33b expression through the PI3K, Akt and mTOR pathways. OASFs were pretreated for 30 min with PI3K, Akt and mTOR inhibitors or siRNAs, then stimulated with resistin. miRNA expression was examined by qPCR. 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.