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Gerlier, D. and Thomasset, N. (1986) Use of MTT Colorimetric Assay to Measure Cell Activation. Journal of Immunological Methods, 94, 57-63.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-1759(86)90215-2

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  • TITLE: In Vitro Cytotoxicity Evaluation of Highly Absorbent Foam Dressings Based on Silver Zirconium Phosphate via IC50 Value

    AUTHORS: Chenghu Liu, Li Hou, Lili Liu, Zhonghua Qu, Xin Wang, Xiaoxia Sun, Ping Wu, Yanping Shi

    KEYWORDS: Cytotoxicity, Silver Zirconium Phosphate, IC50

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology, Vol.7 No.1, January 7, 2016

    ABSTRACT: In this study, we, for the first time, tried to apply IC50 values (inhibitory concentration estimated to affect the endpoint in question by 50%) in the MTT colorimetric assay to investigate the cytotoxic effects of highly absorbent foam dressings based on silver zirconium phosphate, a newly nano-based matrix. Our results showed that silver released from dressings based on silver zirconium phosphate attributed mainly to highly cytotoxic to L929 cells cultured with MEM containing 10% fetal bovine serum. In addition, we have also compared the IC50 values among different dilutions of AgNO3 solution, silver based dressing extracts and material reference control (ZDEC) extracts using the optimized MTT assay, along with characterizing the silver content in the dressing extracts using atomic absorption spectroscopy. Results have shown that the IC50 values of AgNO50 solution, silver based dressing extracts and ZDEC extracts are 3.5 μg/mL, 3.8 μg/mL and 8.4%, respectively. And there exist some good agreements between qualitative and quantitative evaluation method as well. In conclusion, our study has led to the view that the IC50 value is a promising quantitative index for screening cytotoxicity with regard to silver based dressings.