Protection against anthramycin-induced toxicity in mice by coenzyme Q10

W. C. Lubawy, R. A. Dallam, L. H. Hurley

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Abstract

Pretreatment of Swiss Webster mice with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ) markedly reduced the lethality of the antitumor antibiotic anthramycin as well as its ability to decrease ventricular weights. In tumor-bearing mice CoQ pretreatment did not produce any consistent alteration of radioactivity levels in blood, heart, tumor, lungs, kidneys, liver, muscles, brain, or spleen after [15-3H]anthramycin administration. Gross alterations in anthramycin distribution is probably not the mechanism by which CoQ alters the cardiotoxicity and lethality of anthramycin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the National Cancer Institute
Volume64
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1980

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