Protocatechuic acid mitigates adriamycin-induced reproductive toxicities and hepatocellular damage in rats

AbstractAdriamycin (ADR) is an anticancer drug that has a wide report of toxicity in various organs including testes and liver. This has brought limitation to its use in chemotherapy. Protocatechuic acid (PCA) is a phenolic acid   present in several  foods  of  plant origins. The aim of this study is to assess the possible action of PCA in ADR-induced reproductive and hepatic toxicities in rats. Thirty adult male rats of about 160–180 g in weight were separated into five groups: group 1 was given normal saline and se rved as control group, group 2 was administered 20 mg/kg of ADR intraperitoneally, groups 3 and 4 were administered ADR and separate doses of PCA (10 and 20 mg/kg body weight) respectively, while the group 5 rats received only 20 mg/kg of PCA. Pre-treatment with PCA significantly improved sperm m otility, sperm count, and viability in ADR-induced rats. Furthermore, elevated levels of testes and liver malondialdehyde were significantly reduced in rats treated with PCA. Also, the increased serum alkaline phosphatase, aspartate transaminase, total cholesterol, triglyceride total protein, and al bumin levels in ADR-induced rats were brought near the control value by PCA treatment. Conversely, reduction in the levels of testes and liver glutathione as well as the serum high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol level in ADR group was significantly raised in PCA-treated rats. Therefore, PCA m ay represent a natural and prom...
Source: Comparative Clinical Pathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research

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Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C9CC05691B, CommunicationYouchao Wang, Nana Tian, Chao Li, Yuanjun Hou, Xuesong Wang, Qianxiong Zhou Incorporation of 7-dehydrocholesterol instead of cholesterol can efficiently enhance the anticancer activity of photosensitizer-encapsulated liposomes upon irradiation. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Abstract Cholesterol (CHOL) is an indispensable component of liposomes. Incorporation of 7-dehydrocholesterol (7-DHC) instead of CHOL can efficiently enhance the anticancer activity of photosensitizer-encapsulated liposomes upon irradiation, yielding an IC50 value about half of that of CHOL-based controls. The photo-oxidation of 7-DHC into its endoperoxide form by singlet oxygen may account for the enhanced therapeutic effect, realizing an efficient combination of photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photoactivated chemotherapy. PMID: 31696872 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
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