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The impact of doxorubicin and dexrazoxane injection of prepubertal female rats on pregnancy outcome and cardiac function postpartum.
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PMID:  23181280     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Childhood cancer survivors can develop significant cardiac dysfunction in adulthood as a consequence of their cancer treatment. Studies have linked heart failure during pregnancy to childhood doxorubicin (DOX) exposure. We hypothesized that DOX injection would reduce cardiac function peripartum and that DOX-treated dams would show greater cardiac remodeling postweaning. Weanling female Sprague-Dawley rats were injected with phospate-buffered saline, DOX (3 mg/kg), or DOX plus the cardioprotectant dexrazoxane (DEX; 60 mg/kg) and followed for 2 pregnancies. DOX and DOX:DEX dams were fertile, but had fewer pups and more pup losses. Echocardiography, 1-day postpartum after each pregnancy, revealed greater increases in cardiac mass and eccentric hypertrophy in DOX-treated dams and early dilation in DOX:DEX dams. The expression of calcium homeostasis proteins can change after DOX treatment and cardiac remodeling. SERCA2a expression did not change. Reductions in phospholamban and phospho-serine 16-specific phospholamban expression in DOX dams were not relieved by DEX coinjection. DOX binds and inactivates calsequestrin 2 expression so increased calsequestrin 2 expression in DOX:DEX-treated dams suggests some DEX compensation. The eccentric hypertrophy and dilation development, despite compensatory changes in proteins controlling calcium cycling, suggest DOX damage with repeat pregnancy that was not alleviated fully by DEX.
Annie Calvé; William Noiles; Igal A Sebag; Lorraine E Chalifour
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-11-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1205-7541     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. J. Physiol. Pharmacol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372712     Medline TA:  Can J Physiol Pharmacol     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1527-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, 3755 chemin Cote Ste Catherine, Montréal, QC H3T 1E2, Canada.
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