Expression of inflammasome components in rat cirrhotic fat storing cell line CFSC-2G subjected to LPS stimulation. CFSC-2G cells were treated one day after plating with 0, 50, 100 or 200 ng/ml LPS. After 30 min (A), 1 h (B), 2 hrs (C), 4 hrs (D), 8 hrs (E), 16 hrs (F), RNA from respective cells was extracted and, the expression of NLRP-1, NLRP-3. NLRC-4, AIM2, IL-1β, IL-18, ASC, and TNF-α analysed by qRT-PCR. In this analysis, the expression of each gene without LPS stimulation was set to 1. Please note, the high expression of TNF-α at early (inlets in B and C) and IL-1β (inlet in D) and medial time points after LPS treatment. For detailed statistical analysis of this set of experiments see Additional file 1.