Table 1

Mean absorbance valuesa obtained from a tetrazolium conversion assay measuring total number of viable cells

Control groupbASAAcetaminophenCOX-2 inhibitor
Caov-3 cell line0.611 ± 0.014c0.576 ± 0.0420.389 ± 0.041d0.405 ± 0.029d
OVCAR-3 cell line0.253 ± 0.0050.210 ± 0.015d0.235 ± 0.0110.158 ± 0.010d
SKOV-3 cell line0.682 ± 0.0090.552 ± 0.036d0.510 ± 0.038d0.489 ± 0.026d
  • a The higher the mean absorbance value, the higher the total number of viable cells.

  • b The control group used contained the vehicle, 1% absolute ethanol.

  • c Mean absorbance value ± SE mean.

  • d Statistically significant (P < 0.05; General Linear Model procedure) compared with control values.