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 apoptosis-related protein expression in lungs from rats challenged by LPS. The cleaved caspase-3 protein expression, Bax, Bcl-2, and Bcl-XL mRNA expression levels in lungs were determined 6 h after LPS instillation. The relative expression of mRNA was expressed as folds of the control group. The expression levels from control group were assigned as 1. Data are presented as the mean ± SEM (). *, **, *** compared with control group; #, ## compared with LPS group.