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Abstract Title:

Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides protect against sepsis-induced cardiac dysfunction by activating SIRT1.

Abstract Source:

J Pharm Pharmacol. 2021 Sep 24. Epub 2021 Sep 24. PMID: 34559876

Abstract Author(s):

Zhong-Heng Xu, Xiao Su, Geng Yang, Tao Qin, Yu Liu

Article Affiliation:

Zhong-Heng Xu

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the silent information regulator 1 (SIRT1) was involved in the protective effects of Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides (GLP) against sepsis-induced cardiac dysfunction.

METHODS: Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced sepsis model was constructed in C57/BL6J mice. Mice were randomly divided into LPS + GLP + EX-527, LPS + EX-527, LPS + GLP, LPS or control group). The levels of serum inflammatory factor markers were examined by ELISA. H&E staining was performed to assess the inflammation. TUNEL staining and bromodeoxyuridine staining were used to observe cell apoptosis and proliferation, respectively. Expression of apoptosis and proliferation-related proteins was detected by western blot.

KEY FINDINGS: GLP treatment could significantly increase the expression of SIRT1, reduce levels of serum inflammatory factors (TNF-α, IL-1α and IL-6) and inflammatory cells in mice heart tissue of sepsis models (all Ps<0.01). Compared with LPS group, GLP treatment inhibited apoptosis and promoted proliferation of myocardial tissues (all Ps<0.01). Besides, EX-527 (SIRT1 inhibitor) treatment could partially reverse the protective effects of GLP against sepsis-induced cardiac dysfunction (all Ps<0.01).

CONCLUSIONS: GLP might play a protective role in sepsis-induced cardiac dysfunction through regulating inflammatory response, apoptosis and proliferation via activating SIRT1. Therefore, GLP is expected to be a probable novel strategy for treatment of sepsis.

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