Evaluation the cardiopulmonary markers in cecal ligation and puncture induced sepsis in Wistar rats


  • Tina Didari Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center (PSRC), The Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (TIPS), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Shokoufeh Hassani Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center (PSRC), The Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (TIPS), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Maryam Baeeri Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center (PSRC), The Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (TIPS), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Vida Kazemi Medicinal Plants Research Center, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mohammad Abdollahi Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center (PSRC), The Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (TIPS), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Toxicology and Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mojtaba Mojtahedzadeh Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center (PSRC), The Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (TIPS), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.




Objective: Sepsis is a clinical problem caused by host immune disability against pathogens. Rodent Cecal Ligation and Puncture (CLP) models mimic sepsis in humans. Gauges needle size in CLP is related to cytokine storm, inflammation, and organ failure. This study focus, for the first time, on precise and inexpensive biochemical markers to evaluate the difference of sepsis severity in the heart and lung tissues, one day after cecal ligation and puncture-induced sepsis with needle gauge 18 (G-18).

Methods: Twelve adult male Wistar rats were randomly allocated into two groups of 6 animals. These groups include; sham operation as the control group and underwent CLP procedure with G-18. All rats were sacrificed 24 hours after CLP then lungs and heart samples were collected for biochemical and histological assessment. Following the procedure, reactive oxygen species (ROS), Myeloperoxidase Activity (MPO), Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha (TNF-α), High Mobility Group Box 1 (HMGB1), lactate generation, caspases (-3 and -9), gene expression of autophagy and cellular hypoxia and pathological assessment of both tissues were measured.

Results: Increased level of ROS, MPO, pro-inflammatory cytokines, hyperlactatemia, caspases production, overexpression of hypoxia (PRKAA1 gene), and autophagy (MAP1LC3B gene) in the lungs were higher compared to heart 24 hours after the procedure. Moreover, hyperplasia of pneumocyte and inflammatory cells, and myocardial necrosis were found in the pathological assessment.

Conclusion: The purpose of  study was to determine the severity of sepsis by means of cost effective and precise inflammatory markers. Our findings demonstrated that injury-related indicators in lungs meaningfully increased compared to heart 24 hours after CLP.


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How to Cite

Didari, T., Hassani, S., Baeeri, M., Kazemi, V., Abdollahi, M., & Mojtahedzadeh, M. (2020). Evaluation the cardiopulmonary markers in cecal ligation and puncture induced sepsis in Wistar rats. Journal of Contemporary Medical Sciences, 6(5), 242–248. https://doi.org/10.22317/jcms.v6i5.864

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