Research Article

Effect of atorvastatin on diabetic rat endothelial cells and retinal lesions

Published: May 22, 2015
Genet. Mol. Res. 14 (2) : 5462-5467 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/2015.May.22.16
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(2015). Effect of atorvastatin on diabetic rat endothelial cells and retinal lesions. Genet. Mol. Res. 14(2): gmr5670. https://doi.org/10.4238/2015.May.22.16
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Abstract

We investigated the effect of atorvastatin on vascular endothelial growth inhibitor (VEGI) expression in rats with diabetic retinopathy. Wistar rats were divided into a blank group and diabetic model group, which was further randomly divided into treatment and control groups. Rats in the treatment group received 10 mg/kg atorvastatin daily, while rats in the blank and control groups received normal saline. Rats were randomly euthanized at 3 or 6 months. Immunohistochemical staining was used to determine changes in VEGI and vascular endothelial growth factor, interleukin-4, and tumor necrosis factor α levels in rats with diabetic retinopathy. Survival rate in the treatment group was 84% (63/75) after 6 months, which was significantly higher than that in the control group (P

We investigated the effect of atorvastatin on vascular endothelial growth inhibitor (VEGI) expression in rats with diabetic retinopathy. Wistar rats were divided into a blank group and diabetic model group, which was further randomly divided into treatment and control groups. Rats in the treatment group received 10 mg/kg atorvastatin daily, while rats in the blank and control groups received normal saline. Rats were randomly euthanized at 3 or 6 months. Immunohistochemical staining was used to determine changes in VEGI and vascular endothelial growth factor, interleukin-4, and tumor necrosis factor α levels in rats with diabetic retinopathy. Survival rate in the treatment group was 84% (63/75) after 6 months, which was significantly higher than that in the control group (P