Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2014, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (5): 461-465.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2014.05.001

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Effects and Mechanism of “Jianpi Qinghua Decoction” on Renal Fibrosis in Rats with Glomerulosclerosis

CHEN Xian,HE Li-qun   

  1. Department of Nephrology,Shuguang Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine,Shanghai 200021,China
  • Received:2014-03-05 Online:2014-10-31 Published:2014-10-31
  • Contact: HE Li-qun Tel:021-20256528,
  • Supported by:
    Supported by the National Natural Sciences Foundation of China(81173219),the Key Project of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Ministry of Science and Technology(201007005),the Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China(20093107110006),the Scientific Innovation Action Plan of Shanghai Committee of Science and Technology(11DZ1973100),the Innovation Team Building of Shanghai Higher Education(Phase 2),and the 3-Year Action Plan for Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Shanghai(ZYSNXD-CC-YJXYY)

Abstract: Objective To investigate the mechanism of “Jianpi Qinghua Decoction”(JQD)on renal fibrosis by observing the impact of JQD on serum total cholesterol(TC),triglyceride(TG),low-density lipoprotein(LDL),very-low-density lipoprotein(VLDL),and kidney tumor necrosis factor-α(TNF-α)expressions in focal segmental glomerulosclerosis rats induced by nephrectomy combined with adriamycin. Methods Totally 56 male SD rats were divided into normal group,sham operation group,model group,JQD group,Yiqi Jianpi group,Qingre Huashi group,and Niaoduqing group(all n=8). The model of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis was established by the unilateral nephrectomy and the injection of adriamycin in caudal vein of rat at a dose of 3 mg/kg in the latter 5 groups. JQD,the disassembled prescription of Jianpi Qinghua Decoction (Yiqi Jianpi Decoction and Qingre Huashi Decoction),and Niaoduqing Capsule were administered separately for 8 weeks. The serum TC,TG,LDL,and VLDL levels and the expression of Kidney TNF-α were determined. Results Compared with normal group and sham operation group,the serum TC,TG,LDL,and VLDL levels and the kidney TNF-α expression in the model group were significantly higher(all P<0.01). Compared with the model group,the JQD group,Qingre Huashi group,and Niaoduqing group had significantly lower serum TC,TG,LDL,and VLDL levels and kidney TNF-α expression(all P<0.01). Compared with the model group,the Yiqi Jianpi group had significantly lower serum TC,TG,and VLDL levels(all P<0.01),while the serum LDL level and kidney TNF-α expression remained unchanged(all P>0.05). Conclusions JQD can regulate serum lipids and lower the TNF-α expression in kidney tissue and thus improve the renal inflammation and relieve renal fibrosis. The heat-clearing and dampness-removing herbs in the prescription play a central role in fighting against renal fibrosis.

Key words: Jianpi Qinghua Decoction, serum lipid, tumor necrosis factor-α, inflammation, renal fibrosis

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