Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2017 / Article / Fig 6

Research Article

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

Figure 6

Salidroside decreases the expression of collagen-1 in BCN penile tissue. (a) Collagen and muscle were detected by Masson’s trichrome staining. Photos were recorded using phase-contrast microscopy (magnification, ×400). (b) The muscle/collagen-1 ratio was detected by semiquantitative analysis of immunohistochemistry images of corpus cavernosum tissues. ((c), (d)) Collagen was detected by western blot. Beta-actin was used as the loading control. 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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