Therapeutic Effect of C-Phycocyanin Extracted from Blue Green Algae in a Rat Model of Acute Lung Injury Induced by Lipopolysaccharide
Effects of CPC on superoxide production and nitrotyrosine expression in lungs and NOx formation in BALF in LPS-induced ALI rats. Rats were administrated with CPC (50 mg/kg, i.p.) 3 h after LPS was instilled intratracheally. BALF was prepared from rats 6 h after LPS challenge, and the level of was determined (a). Lung homogenates were used to measure superoxide production (b) and nitrotyrosine expression (c). Data are presented as the mean ± SEM (). *** compared with control group; ##, ### compared with LPS group.