The Scientific World Journal / 2013 / Article / Fig 5

Research Article

The Acetone Extract of Sclerocarya birrea (Anacardiaceae) Possesses Antiproliferative and Apoptotic Potential against Human Breast Cancer Cell Lines (MCF-7)

Figure 5

Scanning electron micrographs: (a) untreated MCF7 cells (control), (b) MCF-7 cells treated with curcumin (60 μM) (positive control), note clumping and margination culminating to budding of the cells and formation of apoptotic bodies, (c) treated MCF7 cells in IC50 concentration (87.6 μg/mL), (d) treated MCF7 cells in IC50  ×  4 concentration note disintegration and blebbing. Apoptotic body (thin black arrow), thick white arrow, cell disintegration.