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Effect of Vitamin K1 on Cell Growth Inhibition and Apoptosis on the U937 Cell Line

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This experiment was conducted in order to verify the role of Vitamin K1 as a cell growth inhibitor on the U937 cell line. This experiment was performed in two parts—one with a lesser concentration of Vitamin K1, and the other with a range of concentrations from low-to-high. Through the remaining number of U937 cells, as well as cell areas, it was concluded that the presence of Vitamin K1 reduces the number of cancer cells. It was also concluded that as Vitamin K1 concentration increases, so does the frequency and effects of apoptosis.

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T. Blair and H. A. Miller III, "Effect of Vitamin K1 on Cell Growth Inhibition and Apoptosis on the U937 Cell Line," Journal of Cancer Therapy, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2012, pp. 167-172. doi: 10.4236/jct.2012.32023.


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