To observe the effect of shuganjianpifang on BCL-2, BAX expressions in livers of hepatic fibrosis rats and its mechanism.
Sixty SD rats were randomly divided into six groups. Rat liver fibrosis was induced by CCl4 twice a week for 12 weeks. Shuganjianpifang was used daily via lavage at 7th week for 6 weeks. The contents of ALT, AST, T-BiL and Alb in serum were measured. Liver samples were taken to examine the degree of liver fibrosis by HE staining. The experessions of BCL-2 and BAX were detected by immunohisto chemistry. The expression of BCL-2, BAX mRNA was detected by RT-PCR technology.
As compared with the fibrotic model group, shuganjianpifang significantly reduced histopathological change, such as steatosis, deposition, decreased the contents of ALT, AST and T-BiL, up-regulated the expression of Alb. Meanwhile shuganjianpifang could effectively inhibit the expression of BAX, significantly enhanced the expression BCL-2 in liver fibrosis rats.
Shuganjianpifang can resist hepatic fibrosis possibly by up-regulating BCL-2 expression and down-regulating BAX expression.