Research Article

Effects of Astragaloside IV on diabetic nephropathy in rats

Published: May 22, 2015
Genet. Mol. Res. 14 (2) : 5427-5434 DOI: 10.4238/2015.May.22.12

Abstract

The aims of this study were to explore the effects of Astragaloside IV on diabetic nephropathy (DN) rats. A total of 38 male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into three groups: 10 in the normal (control) group, 14 in the DN model group, and 14 in the AS-IV group. Treatment began one week after the streptozotocin DN model was successfully established. Blood glucose and urine micro-albumin levels were measured every four weeks. After being treated for 12 weeks, all SD rats were sacrificed for blood and renal specimen collec­tion. Renal cortex specimens were observed after hematoxylin and eo­sin and Masson staining. Expression levels of protein β1, β1-integrin-linked protein kinase (ILK) and α-actinin-4 were also measured. After eight weeks of intervention, blood glucose levels in the AS-IV group decreased significantly when compared with those of the model group (P

The aims of this study were to explore the effects of Astragaloside IV on diabetic nephropathy (DN) rats. A total of 38 male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into three groups: 10 in the normal (control) group, 14 in the DN model group, and 14 in the AS-IV group. Treatment began one week after the streptozotocin DN model was successfully established. Blood glucose and urine micro-albumin levels were measured every four weeks. After being treated for 12 weeks, all SD rats were sacrificed for blood and renal specimen collec­tion. Renal cortex specimens were observed after hematoxylin and eo­sin and Masson staining. Expression levels of protein β1, β1-integrin-linked protein kinase (ILK) and α-actinin-4 were also measured. After eight weeks of intervention, blood glucose levels in the AS-IV group decreased significantly when compared with those of the model group (P