Minocycline Attenuates Kidney Injury in a Rat Model Of Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Nephropathy

Hongping Yuan, Dongxu Zhao, Boyin Zhang
2016 Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Biomedical and Biological Engineering   unpublished
The effects of minocycline on the development of diabetic nephropathy (DN) in streptozotocin (STZ) induced diabetic rats were evaluated in this study. The diabetes rats with diabetic nephropathy (DN) were induced by STZ (55 mg/kg) injection. The experiment included 5 groups 1) normal, 2) normal plus minocucline for 16 weeks, 3) DN plus vehicle, 4) DN plus minocucline 16 weeks and 5) DN plus minocucline for 8 weeks. The pathological changes were analyzed by H.E. staining and the apoptotic cells
more » ... ere stained by TUNEL staining. The mRNA expression of caspase-3, bax and bcl-2 in the kidney tissues was detected by quantitative RT-PCR. The biochemical parameters of blood and urine were determined by biochemical analyzer. Treatment with minocycline reduced the urine volume, 24-hour urine protein, serum creatinine, blood urea nitrogen but not blood ALT in the DN rats. Furthermore, treatment with minocycline improved the pathological score of STZ-injured kidney and reduced the numbers of apoptotic cells in the kidney of DN rats. Moreover, minocycline mitigated the expression of caspase-3 and bax mRNA, but increased Bcl-2 expression in the kidney of DN rats. These data indicated that minocycline improved the STZ-induced kidney damages, at least partially by protection form long-term hyperglycemia-induced kidney cell apoptosis.
doi:10.2991/bbe-16.2016.41 fatcat:u6yrdwdptfahxf36vznrhrkxqa