Anti-Fibrosis Effect of Scutellarin via Inhibition of Endothelial–Mesenchymal Transition on Isoprenaline-Induced Myocardial Fibrosis in Rats
AbstractScutellarin (SCU) is the major active component of breviscapine and has been reported to be capable of decreasing myocardial fibrosis. The aim of the present study is to investigate whether SCU treatment attenuates isoprenaline-induced myocardial fibrosis and the mechanisms of its action. Rats were injected subcutaneously with isoprenaline (Iso) to induce myocardial fibrosis and rats in the SCU treatment groups were intraperitoneally infused with SCU (10 mg·kg−1·d−1 or 20 mg·kg−1·d−1, for 14 days). Post-treatment, cardiac functional measurements and the left and right ventricular weight indices (LVWI and RVWI, respectively) were analysed. Pathological alteration, expression of type I and III collagen, Von Willebrand factor, α-smooth muscle actin, cluster of differentiation-31 (CD31), and the Notch signalling proteins (Notch1, Jagged1 and Hes1) were examined. The administration of SCU resulted in a significant improvement in cardiac function and decrease in the cardiac weight indices; reduced fibrous tissue proliferation; reduced levels of type I and III collagen; increased microvascular density; and decreased expression of α-smooth muscle actin and increased expression of CD31, Notch1, Jagged1 and Hes1 in isoprenaline-induced myocardial fibrosis in rats. Our results suggest that SCU prevents isoprenaline-induced myocardial fibrosis via inhibition of cardiac endothelial-mesenchymal transition potentially, which may be associated with the Notch pathway. View Full-Text
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Zhou, H.; Chen, X.; Chen, L.; Zhou, X.; Zheng, G.; Zhang, H.; Huang, W.; Cai, J. Anti-Fibrosis Effect of Scutellarin via Inhibition of Endothelial–Mesenchymal Transition on Isoprenaline-Induced Myocardial Fibrosis in Rats. Molecules 2014, 19, 15611-15623.
Zhou H, Chen X, Chen L, Zhou X, Zheng G, Zhang H, Huang W, Cai J. Anti-Fibrosis Effect of Scutellarin via Inhibition of Endothelial–Mesenchymal Transition on Isoprenaline-Induced Myocardial Fibrosis in Rats. Molecules. 2014; 19(10):15611-15623.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhou, Hao; Chen, Xiao; Chen, Lingzhi; Zhou, Xi; Zheng, Gaoshu; Zhang, Huaiqin; Huang, Weijian; Cai, Jiejie. 2014. "Anti-Fibrosis Effect of Scutellarin via Inhibition of Endothelial–Mesenchymal Transition on Isoprenaline-Induced Myocardial Fibrosis in Rats." Molecules 19, no. 10: 15611-15623.