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Table 2 Cytotoxic activities of water, butanol and ethyl acetate fractions of Blechnum orientale

From: Blechnum Orientale Linn - a fern with potential as antioxidant, anticancer and antibacterial agent

  Cytotoxic activity IC 50(μg/ml)
Cell lines EAf Butf Watf Curcumin
HT-29 42.8 ± 6.2 27.5 ± 1.4 33.4 ± 1.9 5.4 ± 0.1
HCT-116 >100 72.7 ± 4.1 93.9 ± 3.2 5.5 ± 0.1
MCF-7 >100 >100 >100 n.t.
K562 >100 >100 >100 n.t.
Chang >100 >100 >100 n.t.
  1. Results are expressed as mean ± SD from three sets of experiment, each set in triplicate.
  2. EAf = ethyl acetate fraction, Butf = butanol fraction, Watf = water fraction.
  3. *Curcumin was used as positive control; n.t. denotes not tested.