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Geniposide Can Rescue the Erythropoiesis Inhibition Caused by Chemotherapy Drug 5-Fu

Geniposide Can Rescue the Erythropoiesis Inhibition Caused by Chemotherapy Drug 5-Fu

Hong-mei Gao, Wen-long Su, Gui-bin Tao, Han-yang Li, Wen-zheng Cao and Zhi-dong Qiu*

Changchun University of Chinese Medicine, Changchun 130117, Jilin, China.

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The action of erythropoietin will determined the red cell production. We know there are other regulatory factors, including molecules interact with cells, chemical, irradiation, it’s in the bone marrow (BM).Most chemotherapy drugs are toxic to cancer cells and normal healthy hematopoietic cells. Hemoglobin and red blood cell levels drop in cancer patients treated with chemotherapy. Geniposide can reduce the adverse radiation damage of bloosd tissue after high dose irradiation.We found that geniposide can recovery the red blood count after chemotherapy medications (5-Fluorouracil, 5-FU) treatment mice. The mechanism of action of genistein on erythrocyte production is not clear. This study suggests that Geniposide promotes red blood cell production. We demonstrated that genistein did not affect the erythrocyte differentiation of mouse CD34+ cells. Then, we tested the geniposide indirectly affecting BM accessory cells. We conclude that geniposide maybe will control the erythropoiesis in vivo and reverse the BM microenvironmental signals, and this could provide an idea to attenuate anemia in chemotherapy.

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology


Vol. 52, Iss. 3, Pages 825-1224


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