Sesame oil as a protective agent against doxorubicin induced cardio toxicity in rat

Kaneez Fatima Shad, Suhail Al-Salam, Alaaeldin A. Hamza

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The therapeutic value of doxorubicin (DXO) as anticancer antibiotic is limited by its cardiotoxicity. This study aimed to investigate the protective effect of sesame oil against DXO-induced cardiotoxicity and oxidative stress. The administration of DXO (20 mg/kg) to Wister male rats, increased serum aspartate aminotransferase and creatine kinase activities (as cardiotoxicity indices) as well as cardiac malondialdehyde and protein carbonyl contents and catalase activity (as markers of oxidative stress). The cardiotoxicity damage in DOX treated rats was accompanied by histo pathological changes such as necrosis and apoptosis in cardiac tissues. These biochemical and histological disturbances were effectively attenuated on pretreatment with sesame oil (5ml/kg). These data suggest that sesame oil may be a suitable cardio protector during DOX treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-163
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Cardio toxicity
  • Doxorubicin
  • Oxidative stress
  • Protective effect of sesame oil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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