Alterations in serotonin, transient receptor potential channels and protease-activated receptors in rats with irritable bowel syndrome attenuated by Shugan decoction
Hai-Lian Shi, Chu-Hsuan Liu, Yu Zheng, Xiao-Yan Fei, Lu Lu, Jian-Ye Yuan, Jian-Qun Xie, Institute of Digestive Diseases, Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200032, China
Hai-Lian Shi, Li-Li Ding, Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Complex Prescription, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China
Xue-Ming Zhou, Experimental Animal Center, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China
Author contributions: Shi HL and Liu CH carried out all the experiments, analyzed the data and wrote the paper, and contributed equally to this study; Ding LL performed the HPLC analysis; Yuan JY and Xie JQ designed the experiments, analyzed the data, revised the paper, and contributed equally to this study; Zheng Y, Fei XY, Lu L and Zhou XM performed parts of the experiments and provided valuable suggestions for this study; all authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by Innovation Program of the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, No. 12YZ065; National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81072786, No. 81473630 and No. 81202665; Longhua Medical Project, No. D-09; High level Project of the University of Educational Commission of Shanghai, China, No. 2008GSP19; and Shanghai Leading Academic Discipline Project, No. J50305.
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Correspondence to: Jian-Ye Yuan, Associate Professor, Institute of Digestive Diseases, Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 530 Lingling Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200032, China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: September 22, 2014
Peer-review started: September 24, 2014
First decision: October 29, 2014
Revised: December 7, 2014
Accepted: January 30, 2015
Article in press: January 30, 2015
Published online: April 28, 2015