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Cardioprotection of 2-[p-(dimethylamino)styryl]pyridine methiodide against ischemic damage and myocardial lipid peroxidation

Jian-Lin Zhang, Xiao-Wen Wang, Cheng-Ming Zhou, Xue-Fei Wang, Xiu-Qin Pan, Ke-Jin Zhang


Mice were injected ip DSPM 1 or 3 mg.kg-1 3 h prior to a subcutaneous injection of isoproterenol (Iso) 20 mg.kg-1 once daily for 2 d. Iso induced reductions of Se-glutathione peroxidase (Se-GSH-PX), superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities, and an increase of malondialdehyde (MDA) content in myocardium. DSPM 1 or 3 mg.kg-1 significantly abated reduction of Se-GSH-PX activity and decreased MDA production and DSPM 3 mg.kg-1 also abated reduction of SOD activity in the hearts from Iso-treated mice. The changes of above indices were in accordance with those of myocardial ultrastructure and creatine phosphokinase (CPK) concentration in serum. The results indicate that DSPM has a protective effect on myocardial ischemic injury probably by inhibiting oxygen free radicals and subsequent lipid peroxidation.

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