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Table 2 Effect of 50 Hz EMF on cell death of human breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-231 and colon cancer cell lines SW-480 and HCT-116 stained with AO/EB and analyzed under a fluorescence microscope after 72 h

From: Electromagnetic field investigation on different cancer cell lines

Cell lines VC EA LA NC
Control MDA-231 95,74 ± 0,60 4,25 ± 0,60 0 0
50 Hz EMF MDA-231 94,05 ± 1,39* 5,63 ± 1,39* 0 0
Control SW-480 94,05 ± 0,07 5,95 ± 0,07 0 0
50 Hz EMF SW-480 80,459 ± 1,83* 18,99 ± 1,29* 0,46 ± 0,175 0,075 ± 0,075
Control HCT-116 96,38 ± 3,31 3,62 ± 0.23 0 0
50 Hz EMF HCT-116 94,16 ± 1,19* 5,82 ± 1,19* 0 0
  1. n = 3, *p < 0.05 as compared with control.
  2. VC-viable cells; EA- early apoptosis; LA-late apoptosis; NC-necrotic cells.