Comparative Measurement of In Vitro T-2 Toxin Cytotoxicity using Three Different Cytotoxicity Assays.

Abstract

T-2 toxin is a secondary fungal metabolite produced by various species of fusarium. In this study, the in vitro cytotoxicity of T-2 toxin in the human hepatoma cell line (HepG2) was determined using three methods, including neutral red dye adsorption, trypan blue dye exclusion, and uptake of radiolabeled 3 H-thymidine. The 50% lethal concentration of T-2 toxin was found to be similar for all three, accounting for 2.39, 2.96, and 3.44 ng/mL, respectively, as determined by these assays. Significant correlations were also observed among the three methods (p <. 05 through p <. 005). These results suggest that all three methods are reliable and are comparable for determining the 50% lethal concentration of T-2 toxin. It is concluded that the neutral red cytotoxicity assay may be preferable to other methods because of its simplicity, its use of nonradioactive materials, and its objectivity.

DOI: 10.1080/15376510309841

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@article{Heidari2003ComparativeMO, title={Comparative Measurement of In Vitro T-2 Toxin Cytotoxicity using Three Different Cytotoxicity Assays.}, author={Mahnaz Heidari and Mahmmoud Ghazi-Khansari and Jalal Khoshnoodi and Fazel Shokri}, journal={Toxicology mechanisms and methods}, year={2003}, volume={13 2}, pages={153-7} }