Tardito, S., Isella, C., Medico, E., Marchiò, L., Bevilacqua, E., Hatzoglou, M., Bussolati, O. and Franchi-Gazzola, R.
Notes: The authors examined how cytotoxicity differed between cancer cell lines treated with drugs that induced either apoptosis or paraptosis, non-apoptotic cell death. HT1080 fibrosarcoma epithelial cells were seeded in 10cm dishes and grown until 40% confluent before transfection with 15µl of FuGENE® 6 Transfection reagent and 4.5µg of wild type or mutant vector + 0.5µg of GFP vector for a 3:1 reagent-to-DNA ratio. After an eight-hour incubation, the cells were trypsinized, seeded into two 24-well plates at 100,000 cells per well), and treated with drugs 24 hours later. Sixteen hours after drug treatment, one set of plates were assessed for viability, the other, cell death. (4381)