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Mechanisms of Fatal Cardiotoxicity following High-Dose Cyclophosphamide Therapy and a Method for Its Prevention.

Nishikawa T, Miyahara E, Kurauchi K, Watanabe E, Ikawa K, Asaba K, Tanabe T, Okamoto Y, Kawano Y - PLoS ONE (2015)

Bottom Line: When treated with ISO or BIO, metabolism of CY was significantly inhibited.Pre-treatment with NAC, however, did not inhibit the metabolism of CY: compared to control samples, we observed no difference in HCY, a significant increase of CEPM, and a significant decrease of acrolein.Furthermore, NAC pre-treatment did not affect intracellular amounts of ROS produced by CYS9.

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Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan.

ABSTRACT
Observed only after administration of high doses, cardiotoxicity is the dose-limiting effect of cyclophosphamide (CY). We investigated the poorly understood cardiotoxic mechanisms of high-dose CY. A rat cardiac myocardial cell line, H9c2, was exposed to CY metabolized by S9 fraction of rat liver homogenate mixed with co-factors (CYS9). Cytotoxicity was then evaluated by 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)¬2,5-diphenyl¬2H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, lactate dehydrogenase release, production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and incidence of apoptosis. We also investigated how the myocardial cellular effects of CYS9 were modified by acrolein scavenger N-acetylcysteine (NAC), antioxidant isorhamnetin (ISO), and CYP inhibitor β-ionone (BIO). Quantifying CY and CY metabolites by means of liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray tandem mass spectrometry, we assayed culture supernatants of CYS9 with and without candidate cardioprotectant agents. Assay results for MTT showed that treatment with CY (125-500 μM) did not induce cytotoxicity. CYS9, however, exhibited myocardial cytotoxicity when CY concentration was 250 μM or more. After 250 μM of CY was metabolized in S9 mix for 2 h, the concentration of CY was 73.6 ± 8.0 μM, 4-hydroxy-cyclophosphamide (HCY) 17.6 ± 4.3, o-carboxyethyl-phosphoramide (CEPM) 26.6 ± 5.3 μM, and acrolein 26.7 ± 2.5 μM. Inhibition of CYS9-induced cytotoxicity occurred with NAC, ISO, and BIO. When treated with ISO or BIO, metabolism of CY was significantly inhibited. Pre-treatment with NAC, however, did not inhibit the metabolism of CY: compared to control samples, we observed no difference in HCY, a significant increase of CEPM, and a significant decrease of acrolein. Furthermore, NAC pre-treatment did not affect intracellular amounts of ROS produced by CYS9. Since acrolein seems to be heavily implicated in the onset of cardiotoxicity, any competitive metabolic processing of CY that reduces its transformation to acrolein is likely to be an important mechanism for preventing cardiotoxicity.

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Cytotoxicity of N-acetylcysteine on H9c2 cells.H9c2 cell viability after 24-hour exposure to N-acetylcysteine (NAC) was assessed by MTT assay (mean + standard deviation (SD) from 4 independent experiments). *p < 0.05 compared with control.
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pone.0131394.g002: Cytotoxicity of N-acetylcysteine on H9c2 cells.H9c2 cell viability after 24-hour exposure to N-acetylcysteine (NAC) was assessed by MTT assay (mean + standard deviation (SD) from 4 independent experiments). *p < 0.05 compared with control.

Mentions: To confirm the sublethal concentration of NAC related to its ability to protect cells from CYS9 induced toxicity, we first exposed H9c2 cells with NAC at 0.04 mM, 0.11 mM, 0.33 mM, 1 mM, 3 mM, 9 mM, 27 mM for 24 hours. Untreated cells were used for control. NAC induced significant cytotoxicity at concentrations ≥ 9 mM. Cell viability was further reduced by 60% at 9 mM of NAC (p < 0.05) (Fig 2). At 3 mM of NAC, the cell viability did not significantly differ from the control group. We conservatively selected a nontoxic concentration, 1 mM, for antioxidants for the subsequent experiments. Appropriate treatments with isorhamnetin (ISO) and β-ionone (BIO) were based on reports [11, 12].


Mechanisms of Fatal Cardiotoxicity following High-Dose Cyclophosphamide Therapy and a Method for Its Prevention.

Nishikawa T, Miyahara E, Kurauchi K, Watanabe E, Ikawa K, Asaba K, Tanabe T, Okamoto Y, Kawano Y - PLoS ONE (2015)

Cytotoxicity of N-acetylcysteine on H9c2 cells.H9c2 cell viability after 24-hour exposure to N-acetylcysteine (NAC) was assessed by MTT assay (mean + standard deviation (SD) from 4 independent experiments). *p < 0.05 compared with control.
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pone.0131394.g002: Cytotoxicity of N-acetylcysteine on H9c2 cells.H9c2 cell viability after 24-hour exposure to N-acetylcysteine (NAC) was assessed by MTT assay (mean + standard deviation (SD) from 4 independent experiments). *p < 0.05 compared with control.
Mentions: To confirm the sublethal concentration of NAC related to its ability to protect cells from CYS9 induced toxicity, we first exposed H9c2 cells with NAC at 0.04 mM, 0.11 mM, 0.33 mM, 1 mM, 3 mM, 9 mM, 27 mM for 24 hours. Untreated cells were used for control. NAC induced significant cytotoxicity at concentrations ≥ 9 mM. Cell viability was further reduced by 60% at 9 mM of NAC (p < 0.05) (Fig 2). At 3 mM of NAC, the cell viability did not significantly differ from the control group. We conservatively selected a nontoxic concentration, 1 mM, for antioxidants for the subsequent experiments. Appropriate treatments with isorhamnetin (ISO) and β-ionone (BIO) were based on reports [11, 12].

Bottom Line: When treated with ISO or BIO, metabolism of CY was significantly inhibited.Pre-treatment with NAC, however, did not inhibit the metabolism of CY: compared to control samples, we observed no difference in HCY, a significant increase of CEPM, and a significant decrease of acrolein.Furthermore, NAC pre-treatment did not affect intracellular amounts of ROS produced by CYS9.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan.

ABSTRACT
Observed only after administration of high doses, cardiotoxicity is the dose-limiting effect of cyclophosphamide (CY). We investigated the poorly understood cardiotoxic mechanisms of high-dose CY. A rat cardiac myocardial cell line, H9c2, was exposed to CY metabolized by S9 fraction of rat liver homogenate mixed with co-factors (CYS9). Cytotoxicity was then evaluated by 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)¬2,5-diphenyl¬2H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, lactate dehydrogenase release, production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and incidence of apoptosis. We also investigated how the myocardial cellular effects of CYS9 were modified by acrolein scavenger N-acetylcysteine (NAC), antioxidant isorhamnetin (ISO), and CYP inhibitor β-ionone (BIO). Quantifying CY and CY metabolites by means of liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray tandem mass spectrometry, we assayed culture supernatants of CYS9 with and without candidate cardioprotectant agents. Assay results for MTT showed that treatment with CY (125-500 μM) did not induce cytotoxicity. CYS9, however, exhibited myocardial cytotoxicity when CY concentration was 250 μM or more. After 250 μM of CY was metabolized in S9 mix for 2 h, the concentration of CY was 73.6 ± 8.0 μM, 4-hydroxy-cyclophosphamide (HCY) 17.6 ± 4.3, o-carboxyethyl-phosphoramide (CEPM) 26.6 ± 5.3 μM, and acrolein 26.7 ± 2.5 μM. Inhibition of CYS9-induced cytotoxicity occurred with NAC, ISO, and BIO. When treated with ISO or BIO, metabolism of CY was significantly inhibited. Pre-treatment with NAC, however, did not inhibit the metabolism of CY: compared to control samples, we observed no difference in HCY, a significant increase of CEPM, and a significant decrease of acrolein. Furthermore, NAC pre-treatment did not affect intracellular amounts of ROS produced by CYS9. Since acrolein seems to be heavily implicated in the onset of cardiotoxicity, any competitive metabolic processing of CY that reduces its transformation to acrolein is likely to be an important mechanism for preventing cardiotoxicity.

No MeSH data available.


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