Protective effect of dexpanthenol against methotrexate-induced liver oxidative toxicity in rats


GÜRLER M. , SELÇUK E. B. , Ozerol B. G. , TANBEK K., TAŞLIDERE E., YILDIZ A., ...More

DRUG AND CHEMICAL TOXICOLOGY, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01480545.2022.2084103
  • Title of Journal : DRUG AND CHEMICAL TOXICOLOGY
  • Keywords: Methotrexate-induced hepatotoxicity, oxidative damage, dexpanthenol, antioxidant system, oxidative stress, ACID, INFLAMMATION, APOPTOSIS, INJURY, HEPATOTOXICITY, MALONALDEHYDE, ANTIOXIDANT, STRESS, IMMUNE

Abstract

Methotrexate is a familiar chemotherapeutic preferred in a wide range of clinical fields such as leukemia, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, neoplastic and autoimmune disorders. However, methotrexate therapy has limitations as it causes severe side effects from which liver damage is the most important one. Several antioxidant compounds have been studied against methotrexate related liver toxicity, but dexpanthenol has not been experienced. Vitamin B5-derived dexpanthenol is a usual therapeutic having a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the ameliorating effect of dexpanthenol against methotrexate-induced hepatotoxicity. We performed our experiments on Wistar albino rats divided randomly into four groups involving control, dexphantenol, dexpanthenol + methotrexate and methotrexate applied animals. After this experimental work on rats, for the first time, we showed dexpanthenol improvement effect on ROS-caused hepatotoxicity initiated by methotrexate administration in terms of liver tissue antioxidant/oxidant enzymes, liver function tests, and histological changes. We suggest that dexpanthenol might be applied during methotrexate treatment in order to reduce the liver toxicity. However, further studies are needed to find out the optimal dose regimen and to understand the mechanism of action.