Protective effect of Amifostine against cisplatin-induced motor neuropathy in rat

YALÇIN Ş., NURLU G., ORHAN B., ZEYBEK D., MÜFTÜOĞLU S. F. , Sarer B. P. , ...Daha Fazla

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY, cilt.20, ss.175-180, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1385/mo:20:2:175
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.175-180


Cisplatin (CDDP) is a potent anticancer drug. Neurotoxicity is one of the most important dose-limiting toxicity of CDDP. We investigated the role of amifostine in the protection against CDDP-induced neurotoxicity especially on the motor nerves. All experiments were conducted on female Wistar albino rats. Animals were randomly assigned to two groups, each including six rats. Group A received CDDP plus amifostine and Group B received CDDP only. Electroneurography (ENG) was carried out in the beginning and at the end of 7 wk; then, the rats were sacrificed and the sciatic nerve was removed for histopathological examination.