Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol 2019 11 4;392(11):1421-1433. Epub 2019 Jul 4.
Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Jining No.1 People's Hospital, No.6, Health Road, Jining City, 272011, Shandong Province, People's Republic of China.
This research aims to investigate the ameliorative potential of baicalin on lipopolysaccharide-induced acute lung injury by the suppression of oxidative stress and inflammation via the activation of the nuclear erythroid factor 2 (Nrf2)-mediated heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) signaling pathway. Specific pathogen-free male mice, weighing between 25 and 30 g, were divided into the following four groups of 10 mice each: the control group, LPS group, LPS + baicalin group, and baicalin group. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF), blood, and tissue were collected on the 16th day and used for hematological (total leukocyte, macrophage, neutrophil, and lymphocyte counts in both blood and BALF, biochemical (antioxidant enzymes, MDA, Nrf2, and HO-1), and histological analyses. Read More