Protective effect of Tanshinone IIA on LPS-induced canine endometritis

KAIQIANG FU, CHAO FENG, GUANZHENG SUN, FENG GAO, ZEZHI WANG, YUNING SUN, HUATAO LI, YANNI FENG, YANJUN HUAN, WENRU TIAN, RONGFENG CAO
2021 Indian Journal of Animal Sciences  
Canine endometritis is a common disease in dogs. This work intends to establish the model of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) -induced canine endometritis, and investigate the effect of Tanshinone IIA (Tan IIA) on canine endometritis. At first, we tested the rectal temperature and the production of IL-1β and TNF-α at 6 h, 12 h, 18 h and 24 h after LPS administration. Then 9 beagles were divided into 3 groups on average, all beagles received intraperitoneal injection of saline solution (group 1 and 2)
more » ... Tan IIA (group 3) at 6 h before and after LPS challenge. Beagles of group 2 and 3 were performed uterine infusion of LPS, and beagles of group 1 were performed uterine infusion of saline solution. The rectal temperature was measured 6 h, 12 h, 18 h, 24 h post-LPS challenge, all uterus were collected after 24 h post-LPS challenge. The results showed that canine endometritis can be established by LPS at the concentration of 0.5 mg/kg of body weight after 24 h performance. The rectal temperature, the production of IL-1β and TNF-α increased significantly when the model was established. The results showed that rectal temperature, production of IL-1β and TNF-α and the expression of IL-6 were significantly reduced after treatment with Tan IIA compared with the group of LPS challenge only. However, the expression of IL-10 increased after Tan IIA treatment. Considering the positive anti-inflammation effect on the LPS-induced canine endometritis, Tan IIA may be used as a therapeutic agent to treat the clinical canine endometritis.
doi:10.56093/ijans.v90i9.109446 fatcat:frdgxvlbnfg3ndrrgjeo66ykby