Doxorubicin is a widely used antineoplastic drug for the treatment of several solid tumors, leukemias and lymphomas. However, it can elicit potent cardiotoxic side effects, eventually leading to heart failure. While the overall aspects can be seen in the ‘doxorubicin drug pathway’ diagram page, the individual pathway entries reside in different nodes of the pathway ontology. The doxorubicin drug pathways are under the ‘antineoplastic and immunomodulatory drug pathway’ parent term in the drug pathway node. The ‘doxorubicin response pathway’ is under the ‘toxin and toxicant response pathway’ parent term in the regulatory pathway node. Toxins and toxicants, naturally produced by an organism or made by man, respectively, can be any substance/compound including drugs, the exposure to which induces a toxic effect.
The pathway suite captures these relationships; the drug pathways are highlighted in blue, the response pathway is highlighted in green. Updates will be made available as diagram pages for pathways pertinent to doxorubicin response are published.
|Doxorubicin is a widely-used antineoplastic drug for the treatment of
several solid tumors, leukemias and lymphomas. However, it can elicit
potent cardiotoxic side effects, eventually leading to heart failure. Click here to see the overall aspects of doxorubicin-related pathways.
||The severe cardiotoxic effects of doxorubicin could result from
formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), impaired iron homeostasis
and mitochondrial dysfunction. Click here to investigate the details.