Effects of icariin on improving erectile function in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.

@article{Liu2011EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of icariin on improving erectile function in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.},
  author={Tao Liu and Hua Xin and Wei-ren Li and Feng Zhou and Guang-yong Li and Yan-qing Gong and Zhe-zhu Gao and Xin-cheng Qin and Wan-shou Cui and Alan W. Shindel and Zhong-cheng Xin},
  journal={The journal of sexual medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={8 10},
  pages={
          2761-72
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Icariin has been shown to improve penile hemodynamics in animal models of erectile dysfunction from cavernous nerve injury and castration. The effects of icariin on penile hemodynamics in diabetic animals remain to be determined. Transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetes-related erectile dysfunction. AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of icariin in the penis of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rat… CONTINUE READING
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