NSC 51046 Induces Non-Selective Apoptosis.
Following treatment with either Green 1(A) Pancreatic cancer cells (BxPC-3 and PANC-1) and normal human and fetal fibroblasts (NHFs and NFFs) were incubated with Hoechst 33342 dye to characterize nuclear morphology and detect the induction of apoptosis. Brightly stained, condensed nuclei accompanied by apoptotic bodies are indicative of apoptosis. (B) PANC-1 cells were incubated with Annexin V dye to verify apoptotic induction caused by NSC 51046. Cells were counterstained with Hoechst 33342 dye and propidium iodide (PI) to visualize nuclear morphology and cell death. Images shown are representative of two independent experiments at 48 hours following treatment with NSC 51046 and colchicine.