Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2017 / Article / Fig 3

Research Article

The Protective Effect of Salidroside on Hypoxia-Induced Corpus Cavernosum Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotypic Transformation

Figure 3

Effect of hypoxia on corpora cavernosum smooth muscle contractile proteins (desmin and α-smooth muscle actin (SMA) and a synthetic protein (vimentin)). (a) Representative western blots of desmin, vimentin, and α-SMA. Beta-actin was used as the loading control. (b) Quantification of the western blot data. Desmin and α-SMA are decreased and vimentin is increased in the hypoxic condition. Salidroside increases the expression of desmin and α-SMA and decreases the expression of vimentin in the hypoxic condition. Data are expressed as means ± SE. compared to the normoxia group; and compared to the hypoxia group.

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