Abstract Title:

Emodin attenuates acute lung injury in Cecal-ligation and puncture rats.

Abstract Source:

Int Immunopharmacol. 2020 Aug ;85:106626. Epub 2020 May 31. PMID: 32492627

Abstract Author(s):

Ruimin Guo, Yanjun Li, Min Han, Jun Liu, Yanni Sun

Article Affiliation:

Ruimin Guo


Acute lung injury (ALI) is a major cause of sepsis-induced acute respiratory failure. Emodin has been considered to play a protective role for acute lung edema in cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)-induced sepsis model. In this study we aimed to investigate whether emodin could improve CLP-induced lung sepsis via regulating aquaporin (AQP) and tight junction (TJ), inflammatory factors, and pulmonary apoptosis. The results showed that sepsis-induced pulmonary pathological changes were significantly improved after emodin treatment. Emodin was found to upregulate AQP and TJ expression in the CLP model. Meanwhile, inflammatory cytokine release and pulmonary apoptosis was remarkably reduced after emodin treatment in lung sepsis. Our data demonstrated that emodin could suppresse inflammation, restore pulmonary epithelial barrier and reduce mortality in CLP-induced ALI, suggesting the potential therapeutic application of emodin in sepsis.

Study Type : Animal Study

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