Mao S, Wang L, Chen P, Lan Y, Guo R, Zhang M (2018) Nanoparticle-mediated delivery of Tanshinone IIA reduces adverse cardiac remodeling following myocardial infarctions in a mice model: Role of NF-κB pathway. Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol 46(sup3):S707-S716. doi: 10.1080/21691401.2018.1508028
Objective: To develop a nanoparticle-mediated drug delivery system for Tanshinone IIA.
Summary: Demonstrated a novel delivery mechanism of a therapeutic agent, tanshinone IIA-NP, which prevented IκB phosphorylation and subsequent NF-κB activation resulting in the suppression of inflammatory responses and reduction of cardiomyocytes apoptosis and fibrotic process, contributing to the mitigation of LV remodeling and improvement of cardiac functions following MI.
Usage: Immunoblotting analysis for the activation of AT-1R on an ischemic border zone 4 weeks after explosion to coronary artery ligation.