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Cardiotoxicity Assay - High Content

Data Sheet

Cardiotoxicity is a condition when the heart has problems to pump properly. One of the most common events for a heart dysfunction is the toxicity of the functional cardiac cells –cardiomyocytes-. The most usual mechanisms involved in the cardiac cell dysfunction is the oxidative extress, the DNA damage and the caspase activation with the subsequent apoptosis


Compound Testing

Human or animal cardiomyocytes are treated with the compounds during 24 hours at different concentrations and after the treatment the probe is added to measure the oxidative stress. After the probes measurement, the immunoyhistochemistry for active caspase 3 and DNA damage are perfomed. Results from the different parameters are compared with negative controls for each parameter and the drug will be refused in the case that the differences for one parameter could be statistically significant in comparison with the negative controls. The experiment has been tested with the compounds that are used like references for the different paramenters. “doxorubicin” and “daunorubicin” are drugs that affect the three parameters and melatonin is an antioxidant used like a drug that do not affect neither of the parameters.

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