Inhibition of the cardiac myocyte mineralocorticoid receptor ameliorates doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity

Anthracyclines such as doxorubicin are widely used in cancer therapy but their use is limited by cardiotoxicity. Up to date there is no established strategy for the prevention of anthracyclin-induced heart failure. In this study, we evaluated the role of more…

Reviewed: Pharmacology of the Mineralocorticoid Receptor

Aldosterone regulates water and electrolyte homeostasis by activation of the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR), a ligand-activated transcription factor, in the kidney. Clinical trials have shown a striking benefit of MR antagonists in chronic heart failure and post-myocardial infarction treatment. Experimental studies more…