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Effects of Shexiangbaoxin-adrenergic receptor subtypes in ratβ1- and αpills on the expression of cardiac hearts with heart failure induced by myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  22800821     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Chronic heart failure (CHF) had been characterized as an activated sympathetic system leading to the alteration of adrenergic receptor (AR) levels in the heart. Thus far, not much research has been done with regard to traditional Chinese medical treatment for CHF. We investigated the effect of Shexiangbaoxin pills (SXBXP) on the function of the heart and the expression of a(1)-AR and b-AR subtypes in the messenger RNA (mRNA) levels and protein levels of non-infarction left ventricular tissue from rats with CHF induced by myocardial infarction.
METHODS: Models of CHF were established by left anterior descending coronary artery ligature. Fifty-four Wistar rats were randomly divided into five groups: normal control group (group A), sham operation group (group B), CHF model group (group C), positive medicine control group (group D), and small-dose SXBXP group (group E) and large-dose SXBXP group (group F), deployed intragastrically. Cardiac function was examined by echocardiography before and after therapy; mRNA expressed levels were measured by semiquantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for b(1)-AR, b(2)-AR, b(3)-AR, a(1A)-AR, a(1B)-AR, and a(1D)-AR; protein levels were measured by Western blotting analysis for b(1)-AR, b(2)-AR, a(1A)-AR, a(1B)-AR, and a(1D)-AR in non-infarction left ventricular tissue.
RESULTS: There was no significant difference in the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) between groups A and B. Compared to group B, LVEF of groups C, D, E, and F were significantly decreased (P < 0.01) before therapy. After therapy, compared to group C, LVEF of group F was significantly improved (P < 0.05). Compared to group B, b(1)-AR and a(1B)-AR expressed levels were markedly decreased (P < 0.05), a(1A)-AR and b(3)-AR were significantly increased (P < 0.01) in group C, and in both mRNA and protein expressed levels b(2)-AR had no significant difference between groups B and C (P > 0.05). a(1D)-AR mRNA levels were unchanged in each group (P > 0.05), but a(1D)-AR protein level was significantly decreased in group C (P < 0.05). After treatment, compared to group C, mRNA levels of b(1)-AR and a(1B)-AR were significantly increased (P < 0.05 and P < 0.01), and a(1A)-AR was markedly decreased in groups D, E, and F (P < 0.05). b(3)-AR level significantly declined in both groups D and F (P < 0.01), but b(2)-AR and a(1D)-AR expressed levels remained unchanged in each group (P > 0.05). Protein levels, compared to group C, b(1)-AR was significantly increased (P < 0.01, P < 0.05, and P < 0.01) and a(1A)-AR was markedly decreased in groups D, E, and F (P < 0.05, P < 0.01, and P < 0.01). b(2)-AR expressed level was significantly increased in group F (P < 0.05). a(1B)-AR expressed level was significantly increased in both groups E and F (P < 0.05), and a(1D)-AR was remarkably increased in both groups D and F (P < 0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: After SXBXP treatment, LVEF was increased and cardiac function was significantly ameliorated in rats with CHF. The therapeutic effect of SXBXP may be related to better blood supply for myocardium and up-regulation of b(1)-AR and a(1B)-AR, and down-regulation of a(1A)-AR and b(3)-AR. The results show that SXBXP can be used in treatment of CHF and the therapeutic effect of large-dose SXBXP is superior to small-dose SXBXP.
Yan-Fang Li; Fang-Fang Cao; Fei Liu; Xue-Yuan Bai; Yang Lü
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chinese medical journal     Volume:  125     ISSN:  0366-6999     ISO Abbreviation:  Chin. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513795     Medline TA:  Chin Med J (Engl)     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1556-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100029, China (Email:
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