Research Paper Volume 13, Issue 15 pp 19643—19656

The protective effect of allicin on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion by inhibition of Ca2+ overload-induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis via the PI3K/GRK2/PLC-γ/IP3R signaling pathway


Figure 2. Allicin treatment reduced infarct size after M/IR and played the anti-apoptotic role in M/IR injury. (A) Masson staining to dye the heart of mice for evaluating the myocardial infarct area after the reperfusion, and the myocardial infarct size in the allicin group was fewer than that in the MI/R group. (B) The TUNEL staining, and the quantitative analysis revealed that very few TUNEL-positive cells were detected in the allicin group. (P < 0.05, Model vs. Allicin) (C) allicin treatment reduced Bax and cleaved caspase-3/9 protein expression and enhanced BCL-2 protein expression by western blot and the quantitative analysis. (P < 0.05, Model vs. Allicin).