The protective effect of α-lipoic acid in doxorubicin induced cardiotoxicity in rats.

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dc.contributor.advisor Rushing, Ann, E.
dc.contributor.advisor Hartberg, W. Keith. Ramadan, Waile.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Biology. en 2008-08
dc.description.abstract This study examined the protective effects of α-lipoic acid in rats exposed to a cardiotoxic dose of the widely used chemotherapy agent doxorubicin. α-Lipoic acid significantly enhanced the survival of rats exposed to a lethal dose of doxorubicin (p<0.001). Morbidity was proportionally higher in rats treated with doxorubicin alone in contrast to rats treated with both doxorubicin and α-lipoic acid (p<0.001). Heart weights of rats treated with both α-lipoic acid and doxorubicin were similar to that of control rats, and controlling for whole body weight yielded similar results (p<0.001). α-Lipoic acid significantly reduced the cardiac microscopic damage caused by doxorubicin in rats (p<0.001). Representative micrographs supported a high degree of ultrastructural preservation in doxorubicin treated rats upon concomitant treatment with α-lipoic acid. The conclusion of this study is that α-lipoic acid is effective in protecting rats from doxorubicin induced cardiotoxicity. en
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dc.subject Doxorubicin -- Side effects -- Prevention. en
dc.subject Lipoic acid -- Physiological effect. en
dc.subject Heart -- Effect of drugs on. en
dc.subject Rats -- Physiology. en
dc.subject Cancer -- Chemotherapy -- Complications. en
dc.subject Drugs -- Structure-activity relationships. en
dc.title The protective effect of α-lipoic acid in doxorubicin induced cardiotoxicity in rats. en
dc.type Thesis en M.S. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Biology. en

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