Effect of curcumin on lipid profile, fibrosis, and apoptosis in liver tissue in abemaciclib-administered rats.

Huyut Z., Uçar B., Altındağ F., Yıldızhan K., Huyut M. T.

Drug and chemical toxicology, vol.46, no.6, pp.1138-1146, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01480545.2022.2135007
  • Journal Name: Drug and chemical toxicology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, Environment Index, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1138-1146
  • Keywords: Abemaciclib, liver damage, curcumin, lipid profile, fibrosis, apoptosis, OXIDATIVE STRESS, INDUCED HEPATOTOXICITY, CYCLIN D1, CDK4/6, CHEMOTHERAPY, INFLAMMATION, SUPPRESSION, INHIBITOR
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Abemaciclib (ABEM) is an important antitumor agent for breast cancer treatment. However, the side-effects of ABEM are unclear in the liver. This study investigated the protective effect of curcumin (CURC) on liver damage caused by ABEM. The rats were divided into five groups with eight animals in each group; Control, DMSO (150 mu L for per rats), CURC, 30 mg/kg/day), ABE (26 mg/kg/day), and ABE + CURC (26 mg/kg/day ABE, 30 mg/kg/day) groups. Injections were administered daily for 28 days. The levels of AST, LDH, HDL, LDL, triglyceride, and total cholesterol in serum, and hepatic tissue fibrosis, caspase-3, Bax, and TNF-alpha expression were higher in the ABE group compared to the control group (p < 0.05). Also, these parameters in the ABEM + CURC group were lower than in the ABE group (p < 0.05). The results showed that ABE administration could cause liver damage and increase fibrosis in the liver. In addition, it was shown that co-administration of CURC with ABE could suppress the levels of AST, LDH, HDL, LDL, triglyceride, and total cholesterol in serum, and fibrosis, caspase-3, Bax, and TNF-alpha expressions in the liver. These data are the first in the literature. Therefore, the administration of CURC following ABE may be a therapeutic agent in preventing liver damage.