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Metformin for chemotherapy induced cardiotoxicity

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095437/metformin-ameliorates-arsenic-trioxide-hepatotoxicity-via-inhibiting-mitochondrial-complex-i
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Sunbin Ling, Qiaonan Shan, Peng Liu, Tingting Feng, Xuanyu Zhang, Penghui Xiang, Kangchen Chen, Haiyang Xie, Penghong Song, Lin Zhou, Jimin Liu, Shusen Zheng, Xiao Xu
Arsenic trioxide (ATO) is a well-accepted chemotherapy agent in managing promyelocytic leukemia. ATO often causes severe health hazards such as hepatotoxicity, dermatosis, neurotoxicity, nephrotoxicity and cardiotoxicity. The production of reactive oxygen species, (ROS) play a significant role in ATO-induced hepatotoxicity. The oral hypoglycemic drug, metformin, is considered to be a potential novel agent for chemoprevention in the treatment of cancer. Moreover, metformin has also been shown to have hepatoprotective effects...
November 2, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26880912/effect-of-metformin-and-sitagliptin-on-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-rats-impact-of-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-apoptosis
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Mina Thabet Kelleni, Entesar Farghaly Amin, Aly Mohamed Abdelrahman
Doxorubicin (DOX) is a widely used antineoplastic drug whose efficacy is limited by its cardiotoxicity. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible protective role of the antidiabetic drugs metformin (250 mg/kg dissolved in DW p.o. for seven days) and sitagliptin (10 mg/kg dissolved in DW p.o. for seven days) in a model of DOX-induced (single dose 15 mg/kg i.p. at the fifth day) cardiotoxicity in rats. Results of our study revealed that pretreatment with metformin or sitagliptin produced significant (P < 0...
2015: Journal of Toxicology
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