- Volume 18 Issue 1
Effects of dietary coenzyme Q10 on adriamycin-induced myocardial ultrastructural changes in rats
식이중의 Coenzyme Q10첨가가 Adriamycin을 투여한 흰쥐의 심근 미세구조에 미치는 영향
- Seo, Jung-Sook (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Yeoungnam University) ;
- Han, In-Kyu (Dept. of Animal Science, Seoul National University) ;
- Chung, Hyung-Jae (Dept. of Biology, Yeoungnam University)
- Published : 1989.03.01
The present study was designed to evaluate whether supplementation of dietary coenzyme Q10 protects the ADR-induced cardiotoxicity in rats. Experiment was undertaken under the condition of simultaneous adminstration of ADR and coenzyme Q10 for 4 weeks. Adriamycin treatment significantly decreased growth performance of rats. But this decrement was not modified by dietary supplementation of conzyme Q10. In the plasma creatine phosphokinase activity, there was no significant difference among experimental groups. Electron microscopic examination revealed a progression of myocardial lesions were dependent upon the level of ADR injection. The most frequently observed fine structural alterations in rat myocardium were mitochondrial swelling, dilation of the sarcoplasmic reticulum and the appearance of a perinuclear vacuolization. But these structural changes were somewhat lesser in defree by dietary supplementation of coenzyme Q10.