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Though several previous studies reported the in vitro and in vivo antioxidant effect of kinetin (Kn), details on its action in cisplatin‐induced toxicity are still scarce. In this study we eval-uated, for the first time, the effects of kinetin in cisplatin (cp)‐ induced liver and lymphocyte toxicity in rats. Wistar male albino rats were divided into nine groups: (i) the control (C), (ii) groups 2,3 and 4, which received 0.25, 0.5 and 1 mg/kg kinetin for 10 days; (iii) the cisplatin (cp) group, which received a single intraperitoneal injection of CP (7.0 mg/kg); and (iv) groups 6, 7, 8 and 9, which received, for 10 days, 0.25, 0.5 and 1 mg/kg kinetin or 200 mg/kg vitamin C, respectively, and Cp on the fourth day. CP‐injected rats showed a significant impairment in biochemical, oxidative stress and inflammatory parameters in hepatic tissue and lymphocytes. PCR showed a profound increase in caspase‐3, and a significant decline in AKT gene expression. Intriguingly, Kn treatment restored the biochemical, redox status and inflammatory parameters. Hepatic AKT and caspase‐3 expression as well as CD95 levels in lymphocytes were also restored. In conclusion, Kn mitigated oxidative imbalance, inflammation and apoptosis in CP‐induced liver and lymphocyte toxicity; therefore, it can be considered as a promising therapy.
AKT, Caspase‐3, CD95, cisplatin, hepatotoxicity, lymphotoxicity, oxidative stress
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Fathy, Moustafa; Darwish, Mostafa A.; Abdelhamid, Al Shaimaa M.; Alrashedy, Gehad M.; Othman, Othman Ali; Naseem, Muhammad; Dandekar, Thomas; and Othman, Eman M., "Kinetin Ameliorates Cisplatin‐Induced Hepatotoxicity and Lymphotoxicity via Attenuating Oxidative Damage, Cell Apoptosis and Inflammation in Rats" (2022). All Works. 5270.
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