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AIMS The transient receptor potential canonical channel 1 (TRPC1) is a crucial component of the stretch-activated ion channels (SACs). The objective of this research was to demonstrate the contribution of TRPC1 in maintaining cardiac contractile function in the hypertrophic myocardium. METHODS Hypertrophic rat hearts were induced by injecting(More)
AIM To test the effect of 2,3,5,4'-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-beta-D-glucoside (THSG) on doxorubicin (DOX)-induced cardiotoxicity. METHODS We used neonate rat cardiomyocytes and an acute mouse model of DOX-induced cardiotoxicity to examine the protective effect of THSG. RESULTS In the mouse model, administration of THSG significantly reduced DOX-induced(More)
The polyphenolic compound 2,3,5,4'-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-beta-D-glucoside (THSG) has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory effects. Here, we examined the effects of THSG on experimental mice with colitis induced by acetic acid and whether the underlying mechanisms were associated with the PPAR-γ and NF-κB pathways. Mice were randomized into six equal(More)
The effects of isoliensinine (IL), a bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid extracted from the Chinese traditional medicine seed embryo of Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn., on bleomycin (BLM)-induced pulmonary fibrosis in mice were investigated. Seventy-two male Kungming mice were divided randomly into eight groups as BLM-IL10, BLM-IL20, BLM-IL40, BLM-Sal, Sal-IL10,(More)
To investigate the effects of 2,3,5,4'-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-beta-D-glucoside (THSG), a compound extracted from the root of Polygonum multiflorum Thunb, on lipoprotein (LDL and VLDL) oxidation, proliferation and nitric oxide (NO) content of coronary arterial smooth cells (CASMCs) induced by LDL, VLDL, ox-LDL and ox-VLDL. The oxidation level of(More)
AIM To determine the effects of the centrally antihypertensive drug moxonidine injected into the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) on baroreflex function in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). METHODS Baroreflex sensitivity control of renal sympathetic nerve activity (RSNA) and barosensitivity of the RVLM presympathetic neurons were determined(More)
Oxidative stress has recently been considered as a pivotal player in the pathogenesis of diabetic gastrointestinal dysfunction. We therefore investigated the role of 2, 3, 5, 4'-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-beta-D-glucoside (THSG) that has a strong anti-oxidant property, in diabetic gastrointestinal dysmotility as well as the underlying protective mechanisms.(More)
The effects of neferine, a bisbenzylisoquinline alkaloid extracted from the Chinese traditional medicine seed embryo of Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn, on amiodarone-induced pulmonary fibrosis in mice were evaluated. Adult Kunming mice were induced to develop pulmonary fibrosis through intratracheal instillation of amiodarone (6.25 mg/kg) on the 1st, 3rd and 5th(More)
AIM Neferine is an isoquinoline alkaloid isolated from seed embryos of Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn), which has a variety of biological activities. In this study we examined the effects of neferine on Kv4.3 channels, a major contributor to the transient outward current (I(to)) in rabbit heart, and on ex vivo electrophysiology of rabbit hearts. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Cardiac action potential duration (APD) is regulated by heart rate, leading to the trans-membrane movement of inorganic ions. Whether the alteration of heart rate can affect the expression of transient receptor potential canonical channels (TRPCs), further studies should be made. We investigated the changes of APD at different stimulus(More)