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The effect of interferon gamma on conventional fractionated radiation-induced damage and fibrosis in the pelvic tissue of rabbits

Overview of attention for article published in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, May 2016
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Title
The effect of interferon gamma on conventional fractionated radiation-induced damage and fibrosis in the pelvic tissue of rabbits
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Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management, May 2016
DOI 10.2147/tcrm.s101346
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Yunyi Yang, Zi liu, Juan Wang, Yan Lan Chai, Jin Su, Fan Shi, Jiquan Wang, Shao Min Che, Zi Liu, Yanlan Chai

Abstract

We aim to investigate the effect of interferon gamma (IFN-γ) on conventional fractionated radiation-induced damage and fibrosis in ureter and colorectal mucosa. Fifty-two rabbits were randomly divided into three groups comprising a conventional radiation group, an IFN-γ group, and a control group. X-rays were used to irradiate the pelvic tissues of the rabbits in the IFN-γ and conventional radiation groups. Five days after radiation exposure, the rabbits in the IFN-γ group were administered 250,000 U/kg IFN-γ intramuscularly once a week for 5 weeks. The rabbits in the conventional radiation group received 5.0 mL/kg saline. The rabbits were sacrificed at 4, 8, 12, and 16 weeks postradiation, and the rectal and ureteral tissues within the radiation areas were collected. The results showed that the morphology of rectal and ureteral tissues was changed by X-ray radiation. The degree of damage at 4, 8, and 12 weeks, but not at 16 weeks, postradiation was significantly different between the IFN-γ and conventional radiation groups. The expression of transforming growth factor beta 1 mRNA in the ureter and colorectal mucosa of the IFN-γ group was significantly lower than that in the conventional radiation group at 4, 8, 12, and 16 weeks postradiation, but it was still higher than that in the control group. There were significant differences in the expression of collagen III among the three groups. IFN-γ can inhibit the radiation-induced upregulation of transforming growth factor beta 1 mRNA and collagen III protein in the ureter and colorectal mucosa and attenuate radiation-induced damage and fibrosis.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor 3 300%
Researcher 3 300%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 200%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 200%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 6 600%
Physics and Astronomy 1 100%
Computer Science 1 100%
Social Sciences 1 100%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 100%
Other 0 0%

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#3,749,658
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#19
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