Effects of astragalus injection on the TGFβ/Smad pathway in the kidney in type 2 diabetic mice

@inproceedings{Nie2014EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of astragalus injection on the TGFβ/Smad pathway in the kidney in type 2 diabetic mice},
  author={Yanna Nie and Shuyu Li and Yuee Yi and Weilian Su and Xinlou Chai and Dexian Jia and Q Wang},
  booktitle={BMC complementary and alternative medicine},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND In traditional Chinese medicine, astragalus injection is used to treat diabetic nephropathy (DN). The current study was conducted to determine the effects of astragalus injection on DN by assessing potential modulation of the transforming growth factor beta TGFβ/Smad signaling pathway. METHODS Diabetic, male KKAy mice, aged 14 weeks were… CONTINUE READING