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Protective effects of Salvia miltiorrhizae on multiple organs of rats with obstructive jaundice.

Ling Z, Xiping Z, Fengmei Q, Ping Y, Qihui C - Mediators Inflamm. (2009)

Bottom Line: The pathological alterations in the liver, kidney, and spleen in treated group showed varying degrees of mitigation.At all time points, the contents of plasma endotoxin declined significantly.On day 28, plasma PLA(2) content in treated group was significantly lower than that in model-control group.

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Affiliation: The Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Lakehead University, 290 Munro Street, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada P7A 7 T1.

ABSTRACT

Purpose: we aim to explore the protective effects of Salvia miltiorrhizae injection on multiple organs of obstructive jaundice (OJ) rats through observing the impact of this injection on the pathological alterations in these organs and the contents of endotoxin, PLA(2), and TNF-alpha in the blood.

Methods: A total of 90 mice were randomly divided into sham-operated group, model-control group, and Salvia miltiorrhizae-treated group (n = 30). According to the duration of postoperative administration, each group was further divided into two subgroups, namely, 21 d subgroup (consecutive administration for 21 d, n = 15) and 28 d subgroup (consecutive administration for 28 d, n = 15). After administration, the pathological alterations in multiple organs were observed and the contents of endotoxin, PLA(2), and TNF-alpha in the blood were determined.

Results: Compared to model control group, the number of dead rats in treated group decreased though there was no statistical difference between the two groups. The pathological alterations in the liver, kidney, and spleen in treated group showed varying degrees of mitigation. At all time points, the contents of plasma endotoxin declined significantly. On day 28, plasma PLA(2) content in treated group was significantly lower than that in model-control group.

Conclusion: Salvia miltiorrhizae injection is able to obviously reduce the contents of inflammatory mediators in the blood of OJ rats and exert some protective effects on multiple organs of these rats.

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fig1: Sham-operated group 28 days; normal liver cells; HE × 200.

Mentions: There was no marked difference among various time points after operation, and the liver was basically normal. The focal infiltrations of inflammatory cells were occasionally seen in few hepatic tissues, see Figure 1.


Protective effects of Salvia miltiorrhizae on multiple organs of rats with obstructive jaundice.

Ling Z, Xiping Z, Fengmei Q, Ping Y, Qihui C - Mediators Inflamm. (2009)

Sham-operated group 28 days; normal liver cells; HE × 200.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig1: Sham-operated group 28 days; normal liver cells; HE × 200.
Mentions: There was no marked difference among various time points after operation, and the liver was basically normal. The focal infiltrations of inflammatory cells were occasionally seen in few hepatic tissues, see Figure 1.

Bottom Line: The pathological alterations in the liver, kidney, and spleen in treated group showed varying degrees of mitigation.At all time points, the contents of plasma endotoxin declined significantly.On day 28, plasma PLA(2) content in treated group was significantly lower than that in model-control group.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: The Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Lakehead University, 290 Munro Street, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada P7A 7 T1.

ABSTRACT

Purpose: we aim to explore the protective effects of Salvia miltiorrhizae injection on multiple organs of obstructive jaundice (OJ) rats through observing the impact of this injection on the pathological alterations in these organs and the contents of endotoxin, PLA(2), and TNF-alpha in the blood.

Methods: A total of 90 mice were randomly divided into sham-operated group, model-control group, and Salvia miltiorrhizae-treated group (n = 30). According to the duration of postoperative administration, each group was further divided into two subgroups, namely, 21 d subgroup (consecutive administration for 21 d, n = 15) and 28 d subgroup (consecutive administration for 28 d, n = 15). After administration, the pathological alterations in multiple organs were observed and the contents of endotoxin, PLA(2), and TNF-alpha in the blood were determined.

Results: Compared to model control group, the number of dead rats in treated group decreased though there was no statistical difference between the two groups. The pathological alterations in the liver, kidney, and spleen in treated group showed varying degrees of mitigation. At all time points, the contents of plasma endotoxin declined significantly. On day 28, plasma PLA(2) content in treated group was significantly lower than that in model-control group.

Conclusion: Salvia miltiorrhizae injection is able to obviously reduce the contents of inflammatory mediators in the blood of OJ rats and exert some protective effects on multiple organs of these rats.

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Related in: MedlinePlus