In vivo and in vitro cardiotoxicity of a gold-containing antineoplastic drug candidate in the rabbit.

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Bis[1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)ethane] gold(I) chloride (Au(DPPE)+2), a cytotoxic antineoplastic drug candidate, was cardiotoxic in rabbits. Intravenous administration of Au(DPPE)+2 (15 mg/kg) as a single dose produced multiple, 2- to 5-mm subendocardial and myocardial lesions, macroscopically appearing as pale tan foci. Histologically, these lesions… (More)

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