OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of nalmefene hydrochloride on TLR4 signaling pathway in rats with lung ischemia-reperfusion injury.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Altogether 64 pure inbred male SD rats were divided into groups A, B, C, and D according to the principle of body weight similarity, with 24 rats in each group. Four groups of rats were respectively twisted on the left testis to establish unilateral testicular torsion rats. Group A was the control group, treated with normal saline, group B was the nalmefene hydrochloride high-dose group, treated with 20 μg/kg of nalmefene hydrochloride, group C was the nalmefene hydrochloride low-dose group, treated with 10 μg/kg of nalmefene hydrochloride, and group D was the sham operation group. Lung tissue was collected 60 h later. Western blotting was used to detect the expression levels of HMGB1, TLR4, CD14, and NF-κB protein, qPCR was used to detect the mRNA expression level, and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to detect the expression levels of inflammatory factors IL-17, IL-6, and ICAM-1.
RESULTS: The expression levels of HMGB1, TLR4, CD14, NF-κB protein, mRNA, IL-17, IL-6, and ICAM-1 in group A were significantly higher than those in groups B, C, and D (p<0.05), while were significantly lower in group D than in groups B and C (p<0.05), and were significantly lower in group B than in group C (p<0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: Nalmefene hydrochloride can effectively inhibit the signal pathway of TLR4, and can effectively reduce the injury caused by lung ischemia-reperfusion. The large dose is closely related to the good effect, which is worthy of promotion.Free PDF Download
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N.-L. Zhang, H.-Q. Wang, J. Yang, P. Yang, P. Kang, T. Zhao
Effects of nalmefene hydrochloride on TLR4 signaling pathway in rats with lung ischemia-reperfusion injury
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 24 - N. 1