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Figure 5

From: The effect of Shenmai injection on the proliferation of Rat airway smooth muscle cells in asthma and underlying mechanism

Figure 5

Intracellular Ca 2+ concentration ([Ca 2+ ] i ) in rat ASMC of each group. Representative images of intracellular Ca2+ fluorescence in ASMC of each group. ASMC were incubated with Fluo-3/AM, so the green fluorescences were observed in the cells. The fluorescence intensity in asthmatic ASMC was increased compared with the control group, and SMI could diminish the fluorescence intensity. Bar =10 μm (A). Summarized data showed that TRPV1 selective agonist capsaicin increased [Ca2+]i and inhibitor capsazepine decreased [Ca2+]i. [Ca2+]i of asthmatic ASMC were significantly increased and [Ca2+]i was reduced down to the normal level in SMI group (n = 20). *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01 vs. the blank group . # #P < 0.01 vs. the blank control group (B).

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