Table 1.

Effect of curcumin on primary and nontransformed cells

Cells% Apoptotic Cells
ControlCurcumin
Lymphocytes1.01.6
Hepatocytes0.51.0
Rat skin fibroblasts0.42.6
Chinese hamster ovary1.42.8
Vero0.61.2
F1110.20.8
  • NOTE: Cells (1 × 106) were incubated with curcumin (50 μmol/L) for 24 hours. Cells were washed and stained with FITC-conjugated Annexin V. % Positive cells were evaluated by flow cytometry.