Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2017 / Article / Fig 5

Research Article

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

Figure 5

Salidroside decreases the expression of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α in rat penile tissue. (a) HIF-1α was detected by immunohistochemistry. Photos were recorded using phase-contrast microscopy (magnification, ×400). (b) Optical density (OD) of the immunohistochemistry was determined using Image-Pro Plus 6.0 software. (c) Representative western blot of HIF-1α. Beta-actin was used as the loading control. (d) Quantification of the western blot data. Data are expressed as means ± SE. compared to the Sham rats. compared to the BCN rats (/group). Sham = sham-operated. BCN = bilateral cavernous neurectomy. Sa = BCN + salidroside. Ta = BCN + tadalafil.

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