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Table 2 Cell viability measured at the end of the entire culture period for different treatmentsa

From: Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid reduce interleukin-1β-mediated cartilage degradation

Treatment % Cell viability (means ± standard deviation)
   Without IL-1β With IL-1β
Control 87 ± 11 89 ± 9
EPA 0.1 μM 90 ± 8 83 ± 10
  1.0 μM 91 ± 7 87 ± 7
  10 μM 83 ± 10 89 ± 8
DHA 0.1 μM 85 ± 8 86 ± 5
  1.0 μM 85 ± 9 88 ± 5
  10 μM 83 ± 9 87 ± 10
0.1% BSA (vehicle) 86 ± 5  
7.89 μM ethanol (vehicle) 89 ± 8  
  1. aValues represent sample means ± standard deviations for n = 1 explants with at least 10 fields of view for each explant. EPA, eicosapentaenoic acid; DHA, docosahexaenoic acid; IL-1β, interleukin 1β; BSA, bovine serum albumin.