Article Publish Status: FREE
Abstract Title:

Ginsenoside Rd contributes the attenuation of cardiac hypertrophy in vivo and in vitro.

Abstract Source:

Biomed Pharmacother. 2019 Jan ;109:1016-1023. Epub 2018 Nov 6. PMID: 30551351

Abstract Author(s):

Ningning Zhang, Xiangbo An, Pingping Lang, Feng Wang, Yunpeng Xie

Article Affiliation:

Ningning Zhang


Cardiac hypertrophy are the major health challenges in the whole world. Ginsenoside Rd is an important component of cell growth and tumorigenesis, but the role and mechanism of ginsenoside Rd in pressure overload induced cardiac dysfunction and remodeling are still not fully illuminated. Here, cardiac hypertrophic remodeling and dysfunction were induced by pressure overload in mice. Myocardial histology was detected by Masson's trichrome staining and hematoxylin-eosin staining (H&E). Western blot was used to detect protein levels of signal mediators. Cardiac function was evaluated by echocardiography, and qPCR analysis was used to detect mRNA expression of hypertrophy and fibrosis markers. Cardiomyocyte size was detected by Wheat germ agglutinin (WGA) staining. Dihydroethidine (DHE) staining was used to detect oxidative stress. We also detected the influence of Ginsenoside Rd on rat neonatal cardiac myocytes (NRCMs) treated by Phenylephrine (PE). Our results showed that Ginsenoside Rd significantly improved pressure overload induced contractile dysfunction, fibrosis, cardiac hypertrophy, inflammation and oxidative stress in mice. Moreover, protein levels of AKT, calcineurin A, ERK1/2 and TGF-β1 were significantly decreased in the Ginsenoside Rd-treated hearts as compared to control. Ginsenoside Rd treated in cardiomyocytes inhibited PE-induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy. These results revealed that ginsenoside Rd improved cardiac dysfunction and remodeling induced by pressure overload,which is related to the inhibition of a variety of signaling pathways.

Study Type : Animal Study, In Vitro Study

Print Options

Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & receive The Dark Side of Wheat Ebook

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

The Dark Side of Wheat

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2023 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.