(A) Correlation of TP63 and NRG1 in LUSC (n = 223) and Esophageal (n = 263) patient samples in TCGA data set. Statistical significance was determined by two-tailed test and Pearson correlation (r) was determined. (B) Relative expression of TP63, NRG1α and NRG1β upon TP63 knockdown using siRNA in OE21 and KYSE-140 SCCs. (C) Relative expression of TP63 (all, TA and deltaN isoforms), NRG1α, NRG1β upon TP63 knockdown using siRNA in KYSE-180 SCC. Expression of TA and deltaN TP63 and upon TP63 knockdown by siRNA. siRNAs for TA-TP63 (#13), all isoform-TP63 (#14), deltaN-TP63 [#1, #2, #3) and non-target control (NTC#3, NTC#4). Relative quantitation by qPCR in B and C is mean with standard deviation relative to dharmafect transfection reagent control. (D) ChIP analysis of p63alpha and deltaNp63 binding −30 kB from the NRG1 transcriptional start site (TSS) in KYSE-180 SCC. IgG and primers amplifying the −21 kB region were used as controls. Data is represented as average with standard error of mean from three independent experiments. One-way ANOVA test was used to determine the statistical significance in comparison to IgG. *p<0.05.