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《Chinese Traditional Patent Medicine》 2007-07
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Effects of puerarin on related cytokines in myocardial hypertrophy in rats

ZHANG Ling1, WANG Hong-xin2, QI Zhi-min2, SUN Yuan3(1. Animal Medicinal Science of Parmacology; 2. Dept. of Pharmacology; 3. No.1 Hospital Affiliated to Liaoning Medical College, Liaoning Medical College, Jinzhou 121001, China)  
AIM: To study the effect of puerarin (Pue) on related cytokines in myocardial hypertrophy induced by isoproterenol (Iso) in rats. METHODS: 40 SD rats were randomly divided into 4 treatments groups: control group, Iso group, Iso+Pue group (Pue group) and Iso+Captoril (Cap) group (Cap group), with 10 rats each group. Ratio of ventricle weight to heart weight, cardiomyocyte diameter, plasma and myocardial tissue NO, ET and Ang Ⅱ levels were measured. RESULTS: Compared with the control group, Iso did induce significant changes in cardiac hypertrophy (P0.01). Pue significantly suppressed decrease of NO levels and increase of ET and Ang Ⅱ levels in Iso-induced hypertrophy. The effect of Pue was similar to that of Cap. CONCLUSION: These results indicate that Pue can adjust the related cytokines in myocardial hypertrophy induced by Iso.
【CateGory Index】: R285.5
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