• Users Online: 3318
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Browse Articles Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 


 
 Table of Contents  
LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 89

Negative response of phytoestrogens of pomegranate flower extract against cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in female rats


Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al Azhar University, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt

Date of Submission03-Mar-2016
Date of Acceptance12-May-2016
Date of Web Publication27-Jun-2016

Correspondence Address:
Amr Ahmed El-Arabey
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Azhar University, Nasr City, Cairo
Egypt
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2008-7802.184751

Rights and Permissions

How to cite this article:
El-Arabey AA. Negative response of phytoestrogens of pomegranate flower extract against cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in female rats. Int J Prev Med 2016;7:89

How to cite this URL:
El-Arabey AA. Negative response of phytoestrogens of pomegranate flower extract against cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in female rats. Int J Prev Med [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Jan 27];7:89. Available from: http://www.ijpvmjournal.net/text.asp?2016/7/1/89/184751

Dear Editor,

I read with interest the recently published letter, [1] which was commented on my letter previously published in the "International Journal Prevention Medicine" entitled "Comment on: Pomegranate flower extract doesn't prevent cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in female rats." [2] The authors of the commentary letter have indicated to the results of Jilanchi et al. and concluded that the lack of protective effect of pomegranate flower extract (PFE) in cisplatin (CP)-induced nephrotoxicity seems to be the pro-oxidant activity of pomegranate extract or low dose of this plant extract. Here, I would like to discuss the conclusions of commentary letter [1] and provide more evidence to support my conclusion about phytoestrogens are the cause of negative response of PFE on CP-induced nephrotoxicity in female rats. [2]

The experiment was done by Jilanchi et al. selected two doses of PFE used as an antioxidant on CP-induced nephrotoxicity in female rats. They observed that PFE not only did not ameliorate the induced nephrotoxicity but also aggravated renal tissue damage in the two selected doses. [3] On the other hand, the study was done by Motamedi et al. demonstrated the same doses and regimen of PFE as an antioxidant on CP-induced nephrotoxicity in male rats. The low dose of PFE plays a protective role against CP-induced renal toxicity in male rats. Conversely, the high dose of PFE was showed no significant role against CP-induced nephrotoxicity in male rats. [4] Therefore, the lack of protective effect of PFE is not related to the pro-oxidant activity of PFE or low dose of PFE due to the low dose has protective role in male rats and has not protective effect in female rats in spite of male rats more susceptible to CP toxicity rather than female rats due to high gene expression of OCT2 in male rats which responsible for CP uptake. [5] However, estrogen abolishes protective effects of erythropoietin against CP-induced nephrotoxicity in ovariectomized rats and increases oxidative stress in the kidney. [6,7] It also abolishes protective effects of Vitamin E against CP-induced nephrotoxicity. [8] Finally, I support my first conclusion as PEF contains phytoestrogens, which have estrogenic activity which accountable for increase CP potency and kidney damage to a higher extent. Hence, PEF does not prevent CP-induced nephrotoxicity in female rats.

Financial support and sponsorship

Nil.

Conflicts of interest

There are no conflicts of interest.

 
  References Top

1.
Nasri H, Rafieian-Kopaei M. Comment on: Pomegranate flower extract does not prevent cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in female rats. Int J Prev Med 2015;6:94.  Back to cited text no. 1
  Medknow Journal  
2.
El-Arabey AA. Comment on: Pomegranate flower extract does not prevent cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in female rats. Int J Prev Med 2015;6:47.  Back to cited text no. 2
[PUBMED]  Medknow Journal  
3.
Jilanchi S, Nematbakhsh M, Mazaheri S, Talebi A, Zolfaghari B, Pezeshki Z, et al. Pomegranate flower extract does not prevent cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in female rats. Int J Prev Med 2014;5:1621-5.  Back to cited text no. 3
  Medknow Journal  
4.
Motamedi F, Nematbakhsh M, Monajemi R, Pezeshki Z, Talebi A, Zolfaghari B, et al. Effect of pomegranate flower extract on cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. J Nephropathol 2014;3:133-8.  Back to cited text no. 4
    
5.
El-Arabey AA. Sex and age differences related to renal OCT2 gene expression in cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity. Iran J Kidney Dis 2015;9:335-6.  Back to cited text no. 5
    
6.
Pezeshki Z, Nematbakhsh M, Mazaheri S, Eshraghi-Jazi F, Talebi A, Nasri H, et al. Estrogen abolishes protective effect of erythropoietin against cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in ovariectomized rats. ISRN Oncol 2012;2012:890310.  Back to cited text no. 6
    
7.
EL-Arabey AA. Re: Sex differences in protective effect of recombinant human erythropoietin against cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. Iran J Kidney Dis 2015;9:163.  Back to cited text no. 7
    
8.
Nematbakhsh M, Pezeshki Z, Eshraghi-Jazi F, Ashrafi F, Nasri H, Talebi A, et al. Vitamin E, Vitamin C, or losartan is not nephroprotectant against cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in presence of estrogen in ovariectomized rat model. Int J Nephrol 2012;2012:284896.  Back to cited text no. 8
    



This article has been cited by
1 Phytotherapy of nephrotoxicity-induced by cancer drugs: an updated review
Saeid Heidari-Soreshjani,Majid Asadi-Samani,Qian Yang,Ali Saeedi-Boroujeni
Journal of Nephropathology. 2017; 6(3): 254
[Pubmed] | [DOI]



 

Top
 
 
  Search
 
Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
Access Statistics
Email Alert *
Add to My List *
* Registration required (free)

 
  In this article
References

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1972    
    Printed8    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded127    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal


[TAG2]
[TAG3]
[TAG4]