Hypochlorous acid for accidental vincristine overdose: A preliminary experimental study

Ozgen U., Stout M., Turkoz Y. , Ozugurlu F., Kutlu N., Soylu H., ...Daha Fazla

EXPERIMENTAL ONCOLOGY, cilt.25, ss.298-300, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.298-300


Aim: to investigate the potential efficacy of in vivo treatment of accidental vincristine (VCR) overdose using hypochlorous acid (HOCl). Methods: 24 New Zealand rabbits were divided into 4 groups as control, HOCl-treated, VCR + treated and HOCl + VCR-treated, and their clinical and laboratory indexes were examined. Results: there were no clinical and laboratory abnormalities observed in control and HOCl group subjects. All rabbits died after quadriplegia and respiratory insufficiency in VCR and HOCl + VCR groups. Bone marrow suppression was more pronounced and onset of the neurotoxicity was early in VCR group compared to HOCl + VCR group subjects. Serum half-life of VCR was lower in HOCl + VCR group animals suggesting a contribution of HOCl in eliminating VCR resulting in the observed clinical and laboratory differences in these two groups. Conclusion: although further research is necessary, our results indicate a potential role for HOCl in the treatment of accidental VCR overdose.