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Molecules 2018, 23(6), 1486;

Mitochondria-Targeting Small Molecules Effectively Prevent Cardiotoxicity Induced by Doxorubicin

Department of Bioengineering, Zhuhai Campus of Zunyi Medical University, Zhuhai 519041, China
School of Life Sciences, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo 255000, China
Pharmacy School, Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi 563003, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editors: Simona Collina and Mariarosaria Miloso
Received: 22 May 2018 / Revised: 13 June 2018 / Accepted: 13 June 2018 / Published: 19 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Anticancer Drugs)
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Doxorubicin (Dox) is a chemotherapeutic agent widely used for the treatment of numerous cancers. However, the clinical use of Dox is limited by its unwanted cardiotoxicity. Mitochondrial dysfunction has been associated with Dox-induced cardiotoxicity. To mitigate Dox-related cardiotoxicity, considerable successful examples of a variety of small molecules that target mitochondria to modulate Dox-induced cardiotoxicity have appeared in recent years. Here, we review the related literatures and discuss the evidence showing that mitochondria-targeting small molecules are promising cardioprotective agents against Dox-induced cardiac events. View Full-Text
Keywords: doxorubicin; cardiotoxicity; mitochondria; small molecules doxorubicin; cardiotoxicity; mitochondria; small molecules

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Shi, W.; Deng, H.; Zhang, J.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, X.; Cui, G. Mitochondria-Targeting Small Molecules Effectively Prevent Cardiotoxicity Induced by Doxorubicin. Molecules 2018, 23, 1486.

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