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The effect of Astragalus polysaccharides on attenuation of diabetic cardiomyopathy through inhibiting the extrinsic and intrinsic apoptotic pathways in high glucose -stimulated H9C2 cells

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, June 2017
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Title
The effect of Astragalus polysaccharides on attenuation of diabetic cardiomyopathy through inhibiting the extrinsic and intrinsic apoptotic pathways in high glucose -stimulated H9C2 cells
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BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12906-017-1828-7
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Shuqin Sun, Shuo Yang, Min Dai, Xiujuan Jia, Qiyan Wang, Zheng Zhang, Yongjun Mao

Abstract

Apoptosis plays a critical role in the progression of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DC). Astragalus polysaccharides (APS), an extract of astragalus membranaceus (AM), is an effective cardioprotectant. Currently, little is known about the detailed mechanisms underlying cardioprotective effects of APS. The aims of this study were to investigate the potential effects and mechanisms of APS on apoptosis employing a model of high glucose induction of apoptosis in H9C2 cells. A model of high glucose induction of H9C2 cell apoptosis was adopted in this research. The cell viabilities were analyzed by MTT assay, and the apoptotic response was quantified by flow cytometry. The expression levels of the apoptosis related proteins were determined by Real-time PCR and western blotting. Incubation of H9C2 cells with various concentrations of glucose (i.e., 5.5, 12.5, 25, 33 and 44 mmol/L) for 24 h revealed that cell viability was reduced by high glucose dose-dependently. Pretreatment of cells with APS could inhibit high glucose-induced H9C2 cell apoptosis by decreasing the expressions of caspases and the release of cytochrome C from mitochondria to cytoplasm. Further experiments also showed that APS could modulate the ratio of Bcl-2 to Bax in mitochondria. APS decreases high glucose-induced H9C2 cell apoptosis by inhibiting the expression of pro-apoptotic proteins of both the extrinsic and intrinsic pathways and modulating the ratio of Bcl-2 to Bax in mitochondria.

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Unknown 12 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 2 17%
Student > Master 2 17%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 17%
Lecturer 1 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 8%
Other 3 25%
Unknown 1 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 2 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 8%
Psychology 1 8%
Other 2 17%
Unknown 2 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 September 2017.
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#7,304,607
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#1,306
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#152,866
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#15
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