Figure 1 of Wu, Mol Vis 2008; 14:1705-1712.

Figure 1. Effects of mitomycin C on cell viability and apoptotic caspase pathways. A: Cell viability was measured under exposure to various concentrations of mitomycin C at 15 h and 24 h in cultured porcine corneal endothelial cells. B, C, and D: The mitomycin-induced apoptotic caspase pathways were identified with different caspase inhibitors. The cells were pretreated with a caspase-8 inhibitor (Z-IETD-FMK; B), a general caspase inhibitor (Z-VAD-FMK; C), or a caspase-9 inhibitor (Z-LEHD-FMK; D) for 1 h and then exposed to 0.001 mg/ml mitomycin C for 24 h. Data are presented as means±SD from six replicates and three independent experiments. The asterisk denotes that p<0.05 when comparing the control group in A with the MMC only treated group in B, C, and D.