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Fig. 5 | BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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From: Postbiotic metabolites produced by Lactobacillus plantarum strains exert selective cytotoxicity effects on cancer cells

Fig. 5

Apoptosis induction by PM of Lactobacillus plantarum I-UL4 on MCF-7 cells. Panel a: 15% (v/v), 24 h; b: 15% (v/v), 48 h; c: 15% (v/v), 72 h; d: 30% (v/v), 24 h; e: 30% (v/v), 48 h; and f: 30% (v/v), 72 h. Morphological changes following exposure to PM produced by L. plantarum I-UL4 were typical of apoptosis, i.e. cell shrinkage (a), membrane blebbing (b), perinuclear chromatin condensation (c), apoptotic bodies formation (d), and secondary necrotic cells (e). (Bar: 10 μm; magnification: 400×)

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