n/a
Abstract Title:

Tanshinone IIA attenuates hypoxic pulmonary hypertension via modulating KV currents.

Abstract Source:

Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2015 Jan 1 ;205:120-8. Epub 2014 Oct 7. PMID: 25305099

Abstract Author(s):

Lianhe Zheng, Manling Liu, Min Wei, Yi Liu, Mingqing Dong, Ying Luo, Pengtao Zhao, Haiying Dong, Wen Niu, Zhiqiang Yan, Zhichao Li

Article Affiliation:

Lianhe Zheng

Abstract:

The voltage-gated K(+) (KV) channels play an essential role in the etiology of chronic hypoxic pulmonary hypertension (CH-PH).Tanshinone IIA (TIIA), a major active component of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (S. miltiorrhiza), has many biological protective effects. In the present study, we investigated whether KV channels were responsible for the protective effect of TIIA on CH-PH. In acute hypoxia experiments, the IKV currents of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) isolated from healthy rats were determined in the absence or presence of TIIA (5μg/ml or 25 μg/ml) or 4-AP (1 mM). In chronic hypoxia experiments, rats were challenged by intermittent hypoxia or sustained hypoxia exposure for 4 weeks with or without TIIA (10 mg/kg) treatment. Subsequently, the hemodynamic data and the pathomorphological changes of pulmonary arteries were gathered. The expressions of KV2.1 and KV1.5 in pulmonary arteries were tested by Western blotting and RT-PCR, respectively. PASMCs were detached from intermittent hypoxia or sustained hypoxia exposure rats to evaluate the IKV currents. Results showed that TIIA markedly recovered acute hypoxia-induced the down-regulation of IKV currents in PASMCs. Moreover, TIIA significantly restrained chronic intermittent hypoxia or sustained hypoxia-induced pulmonary artery wall remodeling, accompanied with modulating the expressions of KV2.1 and KV1.5, and reversing the down-regulation of IKV currents. TIIA isthus an attractive potential therapy for CH-PH.

Study Type : Animal Study

Print Options


Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2020 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.