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Table 2 Level of DNA damage in normal, control, and phenolic compound isolated from Terminalia chebula on HeLa cell

From: Cytotoxic and antigenotoxic properties of phenolic compound isolated from the fruit of Terminalia chebula on HeLa cell

SampleComet length (μm)Tail length (μm)% tail DNA
Untreated HeLa28.85 ± 2.43.5 ± 0.084.1 ± 0.2
H2O291.37 ± 12.2*25.5 ± 2.14*20.2 ± 2.18*
Isolated compound77.6 ± 4.33*9.8 ± 1.4*8.7 ± 1.3*
Ascorbic acid21.4 ± 1.3*4.2 ± 0.03*4.3 ± 0.08
  1. Results are expressed as mean ± SEM (n = 6). Statistical significance (P) calculated by one-way ANOVA using SPSS 20.0. *P < 0.05 relative to untreated control