%A Meng, Peina %A Chen, Zhaoyang %A Sun, Tianhui %A Wu, Lili %A Wang, Yifan %A Guo, Tianwei %A Yang, Jin %A Zhu, Jiebin %D 2023 %T Sheng-Mai-Yin inhibits doxorubicin-induced ferroptosis and cardiotoxicity through regulation of Hmox1 %! Sheng-Mai-Yin inhibits doxorubicin-induced ferroptosis and cardiotoxicity through regulation of Hmox1 %K Sheng-Mai-Yin, doxorubicin, Hmox1, ferroptosis, cardiotoxicity %X Doxorubicin (DOX) is a potent chemotherapeutic drug used for treating various cancers. However, its clinical use is limited due to its severe cardiotoxicity, which often results in high mortality rates. Sheng-Mai-Yin (SMY), a Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) prescription, has been reported to exert a cardioprotective effect in various cardiovascular diseases, including DOX-induced cardiotoxicity (DIC). This study aimed to provide novel insights into the underlying cardioprotective mechanism of SMY. SMY, composed of Codonopsis pilosula (Franch.), Ophiopogon japonicus (Thunb.), and Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) at a ratio of 3:2:1, was intragastrically administered to male C57BL/6 mice for five days prior to the intraperitoneal injection of mitoTEMPO. One day later, DOX was intraperitoneally injected. Hematoxylin-eosin staining and Sirius red staining were carried out to estimate the pharmacological effect of SMY on cardiotoxicity. Mitochondrial function and ferroptosis biomarkers were also examined. AAV was utilized to overexpress Hmox1 to confirm whether Hmox1-mediated ferroptosis is associated with the cardioprotective effect of SMY on DOX-induced cardiotoxicity. The findings revealed that SMY therapy reduced the number of damaged cardiomyocytes. SMY therapy also reversed the inductions of cardiac MDA, serum MDA, LDH, and CK-MB contents, which dramatically decreased nonheme iron levels. In the meantime, SMY corrected the changes to ferroptosis indices brought on by DOX stimulation. Additionally, Hmox1 overexpression prevented SMY's ability to reverse cardiotoxicity. Our results showed that SMY effectively restrained lipid oxidation, reduced iron overload, and inhibited DOX-induced ferroptosis and cardiotoxicity, possibly via the mediation of Hmox1. %U https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.205062 %J Aging %0 Journal Article %V 15 %N 19 %P 10133-10145 %R 10.18632/aging.205062 %@ 1945-4589