Abstract Title:

Cardioprotective Effects of a Phlorotannin Extract Against Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiotoxicity in a Rat Model.

Abstract Source:

J Med Food. 2017 Oct ;20(10):944-950. Epub 2017 Aug 17. PMID: 28816580

Abstract Author(s):

Hyo-Suk Ahn, Dong-Hyeon Lee, Tae-Jung Kim, Hyeon-Cheol Shin, Hui-Kyung Jeon

Article Affiliation:

Hyo-Suk Ahn


Long-term therapy with doxorubicin (DOX) is associated with high incidence of cumulative and irreversible dilated cardiomyopathy. The goal of this study was to evaluate the cardioprotective effects and safety of a phlorotannin extract from a brown algae Ecklonia cava (Seapolynol™, SPN) against DOX-induced cardiotoxicity in a rat model. A total of 42 rats were divided into six groups: control, low-dose SPN (LDS), high-dose SPN (HDS), DOX, DOX with low-dose SPN (DOX+LDS), and DOX with high-dose SPN (DOX+HDS). Echocardiography was performed at baseline and after 6 weeks. Inleft ventricular (LV) ejection fraction, DOX and DOX+LDS groups showed significant decreases (P < .001), while LDS, HDS, and DOX+HDS groups showed no significant change compared with control group. In LV mass index, DOX and DOX+LDS groups showed significant increases (P < .001 and P = .013), while LDS, HDS, and DOX+HDS groups showed no significant change compared with control group. In electron microscopy of the LV wall tissue, DOX+HDS group showed markedly less impaired myofibrils and mitochondria compared with both DOX and DOX+LDS groups. On the findings inechocardiography and electron microscopy, 6-week oral administration of SPN was safe and cardioprotective in a DOX-induced rat cardiotoxicity model in a dose-dependent manner.

Study Type : Animal Study

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