Phenotypic modulation of corpus cavernosum smooth muscle cells in a hyperlipidemic rat model

@inproceedings{Ding2017PhenotypicMO,
  title={Phenotypic modulation of corpus cavernosum smooth muscle cells in a hyperlipidemic rat model},
  author={Wei Ding and Tao Wang and Luhao Liu and Wei Wu and Fengzhi Chen and Haibo Zhang and Jintai Luo and Jiang Luo and Anyang Wei},
  year={2017}
}
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the changes and underlying mechanisms of erectile organ structure and function in hyperlipidemic rats. Materials and Methods: Sixteen male rats were fed a normal diet to serve as controls, and the other sixteen rats were induced to develop hyperlipidemia with a high fat diet. After 4 months, the penile tissues were harvested and assessed for smooth muscle content. Molecular markers of phenotypic modulation were examined by qRT-PCR and western… CONTINUE READING