Concluding Remarks

The available literature contains little information about the potential of Spirulina to influence the metabolism of pharmaceuticals. Given the widespread use of this alga for the purpose of enhancing immune function, studies addressing this issue are urgently needed. There are data showing that Spirulina can provide considerable protection from the renal toxicity associated with cyclosporine, gentamicin, and cisplatin, the cardiotoxicity of DOX, and the genotoxicity of cyclophosphamide and mitomycin-C in mice and rats. This protective effect seems to be mediated mostly by the ability of this alga to act as an antioxidant and to reverse the drug-induced inhibition of endogenous antioxidant enzymes. Other mechanisms involve the ability to reduce the levels of reactive nitrogen species, possibly by inhibiting inducible nitric oxide synthase, and the ability to prevent apoptosis by altering the expression of proteins that regulate the apoptotic process. Although these results are promising, their applicability to humans remains to be established.

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