Glibenclamide ameliorates transplant-induced arteriosclerosis and inhibits macrophage migration and MCP-1 expression

This study investigated the effects of glibenclamide on transplant-induced arteriosclerosis as well as the underlying molecular events.MethodsMale C57Bl/6 (H-2b) and BALB/c (H-2d) mice were used for aorta transplantation. We used hematoxylin and eosin (HE) and Elastic Van Gieson (EVG) staining for histological assessment, and qRT-PCR and ELISA to measure mRNA and protein levels. Mouse peritoneal macrophages were isolated for lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation and glibenclamide treatment followed by ELISA, Western blot, and Transwell assays.ResultsGlibenclamide inhibited transplant-induced arteriosclerosis in vivo. Morphologically, glibenclamide reduced inflammatory cell accumulation and collagen deposition in the aortas. At the gene level, glibenclamide suppressed aortic cytokine mRNA levels, including interleukin-1β (IL-1β; 10.64 ± 3.19 vs. 23.77 ± 5.72; P 
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