Analysis of Toxicity Effects of Buspirone, Cetirizine and Olanzapine on Human Blood Lymphocytes: in Vitro Model
Current clinical pharmacology | 17 May 2018
J Pourahmad, A Salimi and M Razian
The current study investigates the cytotoxicity mechanism of common drugs with piperazine ring such as cetirizine, olanzapine and buspirone on human lymphocytes. The viability of lymphocytes, reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation, mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) collapse, lysosomal integrity, content of glutathione and lipid peroxidation were determined. Buspirone and cetirizine showed more toxicity than olanzapine on human lymphocytes with an IC50 value of 200 μg/ml, after 6 h of incubation. Significant ROS formation, MMP collapse, lipid peroxidation, lysosomal damage and elevation of glutathione disulfide (GSSG) were observed in treated lymphocytes concentrations (4, 20, 40 µg/ml) of buspirone and cetirizine. Our results show exposure of human lymphocytes with buspirone and cetirizine, which usually happens during the poisoning, triggers oxidative stress and organelle damages. Our study suggests that using antioxidants, mitochondrial and lysosomal protective agents can protect blood lymphocytes, from probable side effects of these highly consumed medications.
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