[Inhibitory effect of chailing decoction on renal tubular epithelial phenotype transformation in rats with cyclosporine A-induced nephropathy].

OBJECTIVE To observe the effect of Chailing Decoction (CLD) on alpha-smooth muscular actin (alpha-SMA, a marker of renal tubular epithelial phenotype transformation) in rats with cyclosporine A (CsA)-induced nephropathy for investigate its mechanism of action in inhibiting tubulo-interstitial fibrosis. METHODS Forty Sprague-Dawley rats were equally… (More)