Ji J, Tao P, He L (2019) Kangxianling decoction prevents renal fibrosis in rats with 5/6 nephrectomy and inhibits Ang II-induced ECM production in glomerular mesangial cells. J Pharmacol Sci 139(4):367-372. doi: 10.1016/j.jphs.2019.03.003 PMID: 30929858
Objective: To investigate effects of Kangxianling decoction on renal fibrosis in a rat model of 5/6 Nephrectomy (5/6 N) in vivo and in angiotensin II (Ang II)-treated rat glomerular mesangial cells (HBZY-1) in vitro.
Summary: Kangxianling decoction could reduce renal fibrosis, accompanied by inhibiting the production of ECM proteins and JNK, along with downregulation of TGF-β, Ang II.
Usage: Western blot analysis (1:100).