Hoechst 33342 and propidium iodide double staining in RGC-5 cells. Agmatine and BDNF reduce the hypoxia-induced cell death in RGC-5. RGC-5 cells were exposed to hypoxia for 48 hours either alone (B) or in the presence of 100 μM agmatine (C) or 10 ng/mL BDNF (D). A control normoxic culture is shown in (A). The cultures were stained with Hoechst 33342 and propidium iodide. The magnification is × 400.