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Abstract Title:

Protective effect of sinomenine on isoproterenol-induced cardiac hypertrophy in mice.

Abstract Source:

J Appl Biomed. 2021 Sep ;19(3):142-148. Epub 2021 May 27. PMID: 34907757

Abstract Author(s):

Le Li, Pu Fang, Jiekun Chen, Cailing Zhang, Houquan Tao

Article Affiliation:

Le Li


To study the effect of sinomenine (Sin) on isoproterenol (Iso,β-agonist)-induced cardiac hypertrophy (CH), we set up four mouse groups: control, Iso model, Iso+metoprolol (Met,βblocker) 60 mg/kg and Iso+Sin 120 mg/kg. CH was induced by Iso (s.c. for 28 days) in mice, and Sin or Met were orally administered by gavage for 28 days in total. Left ventricular diastolic anterior wall thickness (LVAWd), left ventricular diastolic posterior wall thickness (LVPWd), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), and short axis shortening (FS) were measured by echocardiography. Malondialdehyde (MDA) and total superoxide dismutase (T-SOD) were measured by commercial kits. Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), and interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) were measured by ELISA kits. Histological changes were observed using hematoxylin-eosin (HE) and Masson staining. Protein level of nuclear transcription factor-kappa B (NF-κB) was detected by immunohistochemistry. Compared with the control group, LVAWd, Left ventricular weight index (LVWI) and myocardial fibrosis of the Iso model group significantly increased, as well as NF-κB, LDH, MDA, TNF-α, and IL-1βlevels. However, the activity of T-SOD decreased. Compared with the Iso model group, LVWI of Iso model+Sin or Iso model+Met group was improved, LVAWd, LVPWd and myocardial fibrosis decreased, and NF-κB, LDH, MDA, TNF-αand IL-1βlevels decreased. T-SOD activity also increased. This study reveals that Sin inhibits the activation of NF-κB, lowers the levels of TNF-αand IL-1β, has anti-oxidative stress effect and inhibits myocardial inflammation in mouse heart, thereby demonstrating its efficacy in preventing Iso induced CH.

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