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Table 7 Apoptotic indices in HepG2 cells incubated with 10 mM Pb(NO3)2 or KNO3 after 24 hours incubation with BSO 1 mM.*

From: Kupffer cells promote lead nitrate-induced hepatocyte apoptosis via oxidative stress

Hours 6 8 16 24 6 8 16 24
Treatments Without BSO With BSO
Control ND ND ND 2 ND ND ND 5
Pb(NO3)2 0.8 2 1.5 2.4 1.8 3.2 7.5 6.8
KNO3 0.3 0.6 0.9 2.2 0.9 1.6 3.1 4.8
  1. *Apoptotic indexes are given as percentage of apoptotic cells counted on slides of haematoxylin-eosin stained cells. At least 150 cells in at least 10 randomly selected fields were counted.