Research Article

Effect of the Jianpi Bushen Prescription on expressions of the Wnt3a and Cyclin D1 genes in radiation-damaged mice

Published: October 03, 2013
Genet. Mol. Res. 12 (4) : 4137-4146 DOI: 10.4238/2013.October.3.1

Abstract

The effects of the traditional Chinese drug Jianpi Bushen Prescription (JBP) were investigated on expressions of Wnt3a and Cyclin D1 genes in radiation-damaged mice. The radiation damage model was induced in Kumming mice by single total body irradiation treatment for 9 days. Mice were divided into the radiation group, low-dose (100%) JBP group, high-dose (200%) JBP group, or batyl alcohol group (positive control), which were administered twice a day for 9 days. mRNA and protein expressions of Wnt3a were detected in bone marrow mononuclear cells by real-time polymerase chain reaction and Western blot, whereas Cyclin D1 mRNA was detected by in situ hybridization. Wnt3a expressions were significantly downregulated in the radiation damage model group compared with all other groups (P Cyclin D1 mRNA expression and the number of granulocyte macrophage colonies were significantly decreased in the radiation damage model group relative to all other groups (P Wnt3a, the positive cell rate of Cyclin D1 mRNA expression in bone marrow cells, and the number of granulocyte macrophage colonies were all significantly higher in the low-dose JBP group than in the high-dose JBP group (P Wnt3a signaling pathway, and promotes the transcription and expression of Cyclin D1.

The effects of the traditional Chinese drug Jianpi Bushen Prescription (JBP) were investigated on expressions of Wnt3a and Cyclin D1 genes in radiation-damaged mice. The radiation damage model was induced in Kumming mice by single total body irradiation treatment for 9 days. Mice were divided into the radiation group, low-dose (100%) JBP group, high-dose (200%) JBP group, or batyl alcohol group (positive control), which were administered twice a day for 9 days. mRNA and protein expressions of Wnt3a were detected in bone marrow mononuclear cells by real-time polymerase chain reaction and Western blot, whereas Cyclin D1 mRNA was detected by in situ hybridization. Wnt3a expressions were significantly downregulated in the radiation damage model group compared with all other groups (P Cyclin D1 mRNA expression and the number of granulocyte macrophage colonies were significantly decreased in the radiation damage model group relative to all other groups (P Wnt3a, the positive cell rate of Cyclin D1 mRNA expression in bone marrow cells, and the number of granulocyte macrophage colonies were all significantly higher in the low-dose JBP group than in the high-dose JBP group (P Wnt3a signaling pathway, and promotes the transcription and expression of Cyclin D1.