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CJAP ›› 2021, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (5): 463-467.doi: 10.12047/j.cjap.6098.2021.045

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Effects of BiejiaYugan Granule on TGF-β1/Smads pathway in rats with hepatic fibrosis caused by compound factors

DING Mao-peng, WEI Ling-xia, WANG Zhi-wang, CHENG Xiao-li, PANG Ya-rong   

  1. Gansu College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lanzhou 730000, China
  • Received:2020-05-27 Revised:2021-01-24 Online:2021-09-28 Published:2021-11-24

Abstract: Objective: To investigate the therapeutic effects of Biejia Yugan Granule on hepatic fibrosis caused by compound factors in rats and its effect on TGF-β1/Smads signaling pathway. Methods: SD rats were randomly divided into blank control group, model control group, colchicine group, Biejia Yugan Granule low, medium and high dose (1.85, 3.70, 7.40 g/kg) groups (n= 8 in each group). The rat model of hepatic fibrosis was established by treating with 5% alcohol 15 ml/kg (ig) everyday and injecting with 40% carbon tetrachloride (sc) twice a week for 42 days. The effects of Biejia Yugan Granule on liver function, liver index and water content, serum hepatic fibrosis related indicators, key proteins and gene expression of TGF-β1/Smads signaling pathway in rats were observed. Results: Biejia Yugan Granule at the doses of 1.85, 3.70 and 7.40 g/kg could decrease the serum levels of ALT, AST, ALP and HA, PCⅢ, C-Ⅳ, LN significantly, reduce the water content of liver tissue leads to the decrease of liver index, regulate the liver tissue TGF-β1, Smad3 mRNA and Smad7 mRNA expressions. Conclusion: Biejia Yugan Granule has obvious effects of reducing enzyme and protecting liver and inhibiting hepatic fibrosis, and inhibiting TGF-β1/Smads signaling pathway is one of its mechanisms of anti-hepatic fibrosis.

Key words: Biejia Yugan Granule (BYG), hepatic fibrosis (HF), rat, therapeutic effect, TGF-β1/Smads signaling pathway

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