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Human & experimental toxicology

Curcumin as a protector for normal cells during bortezomib therapy.


PMID 25352650

Abstract

This study evaluated the protective potential of curcumin on the possible side effects of bortezomib (Bt) therapy on normal cells in mice. The mice were segregated into three groups (n = 10) that included normal control, Bt-treated, and Bt + curcumin-treated groups. The Bt treatment resulted in significant decrease in the enzyme activity of erythrocyte δ-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD). Also a significant decrease in the hemoglobin (Hb) was also noticed. On the other hand, curcumin co-treatment improvised enzyme activity of erythrocyte ALAD as well as Hb values. The study, therefore, concludes that curcumin co-treatment with Bt has a potential to take care of possible side effects of Bt therapy on normal cells.