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The influence of proteasome inhibitor on the expression of cardiomyocytes damage markers after incubation with doxorubicin


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The aim of the study was to verify the thesis that the cardiotoxic effects of doxorubicin are connected with activation of the ubiquitin - proteasome pathway followed by protein degradation. The expression of myocardial damage markers - fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP) and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) was evaluated in rat fetal cardiomyocytes simultaneously treated with doxorubicin and the proteasome inhibitor - bortezomib. The level of H-FABP and BNP protein under the influence of doxorubicin was decreased below the detection threshold with unchanged (H-FABP) or elevated (BNP) mRNA expression level. Against the expectations, the inhibitor of proteasome did not abolish this effect. The observed abnormal expression of BNP and H-FABP protein after doxorubicin treatment makes their diagnostic significance in anthracycline cardiotoxicity questionable.











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  • Independent Medical Biology Unit, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
  • Department of Histology and Embryology, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
  • Department of Pneumology Oncology and Allergology, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
  • Independent Medical Biology Unit, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
  • IMMUNIQ, Beata Solon-Gogol, Sasiedzka 1, 44-240 Zory, Poland
  • Regional Dental Clinic Independent Public Health Care, Lubartowska 58, Lublin, Poland
  • Department of Pediatric Pulmonology and Rheumatology, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
  • Independent Medical Biology Unit, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
  • Independent Medical Biology Unit, Medical University of Lublin, Poland


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