Experimental Animals
Online ISSN : 1881-7122
Print ISSN : 1341-1357
ISSN-L : 0007-5124
Sulfasalazine treatment can cause a positive effect on LPS-induced endotoxic rats
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論文ID: 18-0029


The aim of this study, was to determine the effect of sulfasalazine for different periods of time reduces disseminated intravascular coagulation, inflammation and organ damages by inhibiting the nuclear factor kappa beta pathway. The study was performed with 30 Wistar albino rats and the groups were established as Control group, LPS group; endotoxemia was induced with LPS, SL5 group: sulfasalazine (300 mg/kg, single dose daily) was administered for 5 days before the LPS-induced endotoxemia, and LS group: sulfasalazine (300 mg/kg, single dose) was administered similtenously with LPS. Hemogram, biochemical and cytokine (IL-1β, IL-6, IL-10, TNF-α) analyzes and oxidative status values were measured from blood samples at 3 and 6 hours after the last applications in the all groups. The rats were euthanized at 6 hours and mRNA levels of BCL2 and BAX genes were examined from liver and brain tissues. Sulfasalazine reduced the increased IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α and PGE2 levels and significantly increased anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 levels. In addition, decreasing of ATIII level was prevented in the SL5 group, and decreasing of fibrinogen levels were prevented in the LS and SL5 groups within first 3 hours. In LPS group, leukocyte and thrombocyte levels were decreased, however sulfasalazine application inhibited decreases of leukocyte levels in LS and SL5 groups. In addition, sulfasalazine inhibited the decrease of total antioxidant capacity and unchanged apoptosis in brain and liver. In conclusion, the use of sulfasalazine in different durations reduce the excessive inflammation of endotoxemia cases.

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