Effects of doxorubicin or carboplatin ± taurolidine on proliferation of OS cell lines. Three OS cell lines were incubated for 72 hrs in increasing concentrations of doxorubicin A) or carboplatin B) in the presence or absence of taurolidine and cytotoxic effects were evaluated using an MTS assay. T0 indicates no taurolidine while T20 and T100 indicate 20 μM and 100 μM taurolidine respectively. Error bars indicate SD of 4 replicate wells. In some cases error bars are too small to be visible. * indicates a synergistic interaction (see methods). Data are presented as percent difference from time 0 on the y-axis (see methods and results). Photomicrographs of D17 cells after 6 hr incubation with 100 nM doxorubicin C) or with 100 nM doxorubicin plus 20 μM taurolidine. D) Cytoplasmic contraction is readily appreciated in the cells exposed to the drug combination and represents an early apoptotic effect.
Marley et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:15 doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-15