Total IKK-β and phosphorylated IKKα/β in subcutaneous adipose tissue. Mice were separated into several groups: lean untreated (CTL, white bars), obese untreated (OB, black bars) or obese atorvastatin-treated (OBA, gray bars) mice. In (A) and (B), on top, images of one typical experiment; and, on bottom, relative values of total IKK-β and phosphorylated IKKα/β protein content are shown. Normalization was performed by total protein analysis with Coomassie Blue-stained gel (C). Data are means ± S.E. of 4–7 animals per group.