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Research Progress on the Mechanism of Cardiotoxicity Caused by Doxorubicin and Its Treatment by Traditional Chinese Medicine

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DOI: 10.23977/medcm.2024.060120 | Downloads: 11 | Views: 225


Xuhao Li 1, Jing Ma 2


1 Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, 712046, China
2 First Affiliated Hospital of Air Force Military Medical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710032, China

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Jing Ma


Doxorubicin is a widely used antitumor drug, but its cardiotoxicity limits its clinical use. This paper reviews the main mechanisms of Doxorubicin causing cardiotoxicity, including topoisomerase IIβ, oxidative stress, mitochondrial function, calcium homeostasis, autophagy, and apoptosis, etc. It also introduces some novel targets and strategies, such as the CRTH2 receptor, the Nrf2 signaling pathway, the SIRTs family of proteins, and the progress of the research on the treatment of traditional Chinese medicine. This paper aims to provide new ideas and directions for the prevention and treatment of Doxorubicin cardiotoxicity.


Doxorubicin, cardiotoxicity, CRTH2, Nrf2, SIRTs, Chinese medicine


Xuhao Li, Jing Ma, Research Progress on the Mechanism of Cardiotoxicity Caused by Doxorubicin and Its Treatment by Traditional Chinese Medicine. MEDS Chinese Medicine (2024) Vol. 6: 143-149. DOI:


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