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      Effect of Sairei-to on Prostaglandin E 2-lnduced Phosphatidylinositol Breakdown in Aminonucleoside Nephrotic Rat

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          We describe the effects of Sairei-to, a Chinese herbal medicine, on aminonucleoside-induced nephrotic rats (ANNR), and analyze the urinary excretion of protein and phosphatidylinositol (PI) turnover via prostaglandin E<sub>2</sub> (PGE2) receptors in isolated glomeruli. Sairei-to suppressed urinary excretion of protein and PGE<sub>2</sub> in ANNR, and inhibited acceleration of PI turnover in isolated nephrotic glomeruli. The affected responsiveness of the PI turnover system to PGE<sub>2</sub> in a nephrotic state was presumed to be normalized by Sairei-to. These findings suggest that Sairei-to restores abnormal changes in the PI turnover system in ANNR kidneys, and thereby inhibit excretion of protein into the urine.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1997
          1997
          19 December 2008
          : 75
          : 2
          : 208-212
          Affiliations
          Department of Pediatrics, Fukushima Medical College, Fukushima City, Japan
          Article
          189533 Nephron 1997;75:208–212
          10.1159/000189533
          9041543
          © 1997 S. Karger AG, Basel

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