C-Type Natriuretic Peptide Ameliorates Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Cardiac Dysfunction in Rats with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Xiaowei Gao, Maoen Zhu, Yanan Cao, Yue Yang, Zhi Ye, Fan Zhang, Qulian Guo, Yonggang Peng, E. Wang
2018 BioMed Research International  
Lipopolysaccharide induces rapid deterioration of cardiac function in rats with pulmonary arterial hypertension. It was desired to investigate if this cardiac dysfunction could be treated by C-type natriuretic peptide. Rat pulmonary arterial hypertension was induced by intraperitoneal injection of monocrotaline. Hemodynamics and cardiac function were measured by pressure-volume (P-V) catheter before and after the rats were treated with lipopolysaccharide and C-type natriuretic peptide. Cyclic
more » ... c peptide. Cyclic guanosine 3′,5′-monophosphate (cGMP) level was determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay analysis. After the rats were injected with low-dose lipopolysaccharide, they experienced left ventricle systolic function deterioration. Administration of C-type natriuretic peptide improved hemodynamics and left ventricle systolic function. cGMP level was elevated after C-type natriuretic peptide treatment. C-type natriuretic peptide could ameliorate lipopolysaccharide-induced cardiac dysfunction and restore hemodynamic deterioration in rats with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
doi:10.1155/2018/2813025 fatcat:mcb4d7f4djfrtac4a56cglsznm