Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
Vol. 14, No. 10, 2015, pp. 1893-1897
Bioline Code: pr15247
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 14, No. 10, 2015, pp. 1893-1897
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Role of Spironolactone Chalcone in the Prevention of Peritoneal Fibrosis in Patients with Peritoneal Dialysis|
Han, Liang & Yang, Xiao-Dong
Purpose: The study was designed to investigate the effects of a novel spironolactone chalcone in the
prevention of peritoneal fibrosis.
Methods: Wistar rats (n = 30) were randomly assigned to 3 groups: bacteria (B), spironolactone amide
treatment (S), and control (C) groups. C group received only dextran beads while S and B groups were
given bacteria and dextran beads intraperitoneally, but spironolactone chalcone was also given to S
group. The treatments were administered daily. The rats were sacrificed on day 15 to quantify peritoneal
adhesion and for histological examination of the peritoneal tissues using hematoxylin, eosin and
Masson’s trichrome dyes. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kit was used to determine
TGFβ1 content of peritoneal fluids and serum samples.
Results: Spironolactone chalcone treatment at a dose of 30 mg/kg body weight daily for 15 days
significantly reduced peritoneal total adhesion score in S group compared to untreated B group (p <
0.01). S group also showed significantly lower mean peritoneal thickness, inflammation score, and
fibrosis score compared to B group. Serum transforming growth factor β1 was also reduced significantly
in S group animals on spironolactone chalcone treatment compared to B group.
Conclusion: Spironolactone chalcone is a potentially effective candidate for decreasing the extent of
peritoneal injury caused by bacterial peritonitis.
Peritoneal thickness; Inflammation score; Adhesion score; Bacterial peritonitis; Peritoneal fluids
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