Journal of Kidney

ISSN - 2472-1220

Amr A EL-Arabey

Amr A EL-Arabey
Faculty of Pharmacy,
Nasr City, Cairo

  • Short Communication
    Antidepressants as a New Approach for Protective Interventions of Cisplatin-Induced Nephrotoxicity
    Author(s): Amr A EL-Arabey and Adel R Abd-AllahAmr A EL-Arabey and Adel R Abd-Allah

    Cisplatin is a chemotherapy drug that is used to treat different types of cancer, including testicular cancer, germ cell cancer, bladder cancer, cervical cancer, small cell and non-small cell lung cancer, head and neck cancer and others. Its chief dose-limiting side effect is nephrotoxicity, which evolves slowly and predictably after initial and repeated exposure. Organic cation transporter-2 is responsible for cisplatin uptake in the kidney. In this article we will underline the use of antidepressant as a new approach for protective interventions of cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity through the interference of cisplatin uptake by Organic Cation Transporter-2 to improve the therapeutic index of cisplatin and to treat depression which occurs in cancer patients together after considering the risk of side effects and interactions. .. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2472-1220.1000102

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