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Amiodarone (AM), a drug used in the treatment of cardiac dysrrhythmias, can produce severe pulmonary adverse effects, including fibrosis. Although the pathogenesis of AM-induced pulmonary toxicity (AIPT) is not clearly understood, several hypotheses have been advanced, including increased inflammatory mediator release, mitochondrial dysfunction, and free-radical formation. The hypothesis that AM induces formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS)Read more
Amiodarone (AM) is an effective drug for the treatment of life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias. However, AM can produce serious hepatic and pulmonary toxicities. Several hypotheses have been proposed for the mechanism of AM-induced cytotoxicity, including altered inflammatory mediator release, mitochondrial dysfunction, and free radical formation. We investigated the toxic susceptibility and mitochondrial activity of a human peripheral lung epithelialRead more
Amiodarone (AM), an antidysrrhythmic drug, can produce serious adverse effects, including potentially fatal AM-induced pulmonary toxicity (AIPT). AM-induced cytotoxicity and pulmonary fibrosis are well recognized, but poorly understood mechanistically. The hypothesis of aryl radical involvement in AM toxicity was tested in non-biological and biological systems. Photolysis of anaerobic aqueous solutions of AM, or N-desethylamiodarone (DEA) resultedRead more
BODIPY C11 581/591 (BODIPY11) represents a sensitive probe for quantification of relative antioxidant capacity. However, the mechanism of BODIPY11 fluorescence decay in the presence of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen oxide species (RNOS) requires clarification. Azo-initiators provide a continuous source of peroxyl radicals that in simple, aerobic, homogeneous, buffered solution simulate lipid peroxyl radical formation. InhibitionRead more
Nitroglycerine has been used clinically in the treatment of angina for 130 years, yet important details on the mechanism of action, biotransformation, and the associated phenomenon of nitrate tolerance remain unanswered. The biological activity of organic nitrates can be said to be nitric oxide mimetic, leading to recent, exciting progress in realizing the therapeutic potential of nitrates. Unequivocally, nitroglycerine and most other organic nitrates,Read more