Indian Journal of Pharmacology Home 

RESEARCH ARTICLE
[View FULLTEXT] [Download PDF]
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 391--397

Effect of Shenxinning decoction on ventricular remodeling in AT1 receptor-knockout mice with chronic renal insufficiency

Xuejun Yang, Hua Zhou, Huiyan Qu, Weifang Liu, Xiaojin Huang, Yating Shun, Liqun He 
 Institute of Kidney Diseases, Shuguang Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China

Correspondence Address:
Hua Zhou
Institute of Kidney Diseases, Shuguang Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai
China

Objective: To observe the efficacy of Shenxinning Decoction (SXND) in ventricular remodeling in AT1 receptor-knockout (AT1-KO) mice with chronic renal insufficiency (CRI). Materials and Methods: AT1-KO mice modeled with subtotal (5/6) nephrectomy were intervened with SXND for 12 weeks. Subsequently, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), serum creatinine (SCr), brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), echocardiography (left ventricular end-diastolic diameter, LVDD; left ventricular end-systolic diameter, LVDS; fractional shortening, FS; and ejection fraction, EF), collagen types I and III in the heart and kidney, myocardial mitochondria, and cardiac transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) of the AT1-KO mice were compared with the same model with nephrectomy only and untreated with SXND. Results: AT1-KO mice did not affect the process of CRI but it could significantly affect cardiac remodeling process. SXND decreased to some extent the AT1-KO mice«SQ»s BUN, SCr, BNP, and cardiac LVDD, LVDS, and BNP, improved FS and EF, lowered the expression of collagen type I and III in heart and kidney, increased the quantity of mitochondria and ameliorated their structure, and down-regulated the expression of TGF-β1. Conclusion: SXND may antagonize the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and decrease uremia toxins, thereby ameliorating ventricular remodeling in CRI. Furthermore, SXND has a mechanism correlated with the improvement of myocardial energy metabolism and the down-regulation of TGF-β1.


How to cite this article:
Yang X, Zhou H, Qu H, Liu W, Huang X, Shun Y, He L. Effect of Shenxinning decoction on ventricular remodeling in AT1 receptor-knockout mice with chronic renal insufficiency.Indian J Pharmacol 2014;46:391-397


How to cite this URL:
Yang X, Zhou H, Qu H, Liu W, Huang X, Shun Y, He L. Effect of Shenxinning decoction on ventricular remodeling in AT1 receptor-knockout mice with chronic renal insufficiency. Indian J Pharmacol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Sep 18 ];46:391-397
Available from: https://www.ijp-online.com/article.asp?issn=0253-7613;year=2014;volume=46;issue=4;spage=391;epage=397;aulast=Yang;type=0