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Cytotoxicity effects of amiodarone on cultured cells.
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PMID:  21093234     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Amiodarone is a potent anti-arrhythmic drug used for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. Although, the effects of amiodarone are well characterized on post-ischemic heart and cardiomyocytes, its toxicity on extra-cardiac tissues is still poorly understood. To this aim, we have monitored the cytotoxicity effects of this drug on three cultured cell lines including hepatocytes (HepG2), epithelial cells (EAhy 926) and renal cells (Vero). We have investigated the effects of amiodarone on (i) cell viabilities, (ii) heat shock protein expressions (Hsp 70) as a parameter of protective and adaptive response and (iii) oxidative damage.Our results clearly showed that amiodarone inhibits cell proliferation, induces an over-expression of Hsp 70 and generates significant amount of reactive oxygen species as measured by lipid peroxidation occurrence. However, toxicity of amiodarone was significantly higher in renal and epithelial cells than in hepatocytes. Vitamin E supplement restores the major part of cell mortalities induced by amiodarone showing that oxidative damage is the predominant toxic effect of the drug.Except its toxicity for the cardiac system, our findings demonstrated that amiodarone can target other tissues. Therefore, kidneys present a high sensibility to this drug which may limit its use with subjects suffering from renal disorders.
Emna El Golli-Bennour; Amel Bouslimi; Olfa Zouaoui; Safa Nouira; Abdellatif Achour; Hassen Bacha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental and toxicologic pathology : official journal of the Gesellschaft für Toxikologische Pathologie     Volume:  64     ISSN:  1618-1433     ISO Abbreviation:  Exp. Toxicol. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9208920     Medline TA:  Exp Toxicol Pathol     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  425-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
Laboratory of Research on Biologically Compatible Compounds, Faculty of Dentistry, Rue Avicenne, 5019 Monastir, Tunisia.
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