Effect of FAC on sodium ascorbate-induced apoptosis. HTLA-230 were grown in either complete medium alone (control cells), or medium containing 2 mM of sodium ascorbate (in the presence or absence of FAC 70 μg/ml). After 16 hours, cells detached in the medium were collected by centrifugation, resuspended and incubated with AnnexinV-FITC. Apoptosis was quantified as increased green fluorescence by flow cytometry. The data are the mean ± S.D. from four independent experiments. Statistical analysis was done by Student's test (*, p < 0.005).