Research Paper Advance Articles pp 24270—24287

Metformin protects against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury and cell pyroptosis via AMPK/NLRP3 inflammasome pathway

Figure 2. Metformin protected I/R injury-induced myocardial injury by suppressing collagen synthesis. (A) Representative pictures of H&E-stained cardiac sections and (B) representative images of myocardial fibrosis stained with the Masson trichrome method (n = 4 per group). Magnification 200x, Scale bar = 100μm; (C) Collagen-related proteins in the ischemic area, including COL-I, COL-III and GAPDH were examined by Western blot analysis. (D) Quantitative analysis of COL-I and COL-III expression (n = 4 per group). Values are expressed as the mean ± SEM. * P < 0.05 vs. Sham. # P < 0.05 vs. I/R. & P < 0.05 vs. MET.