Comparison of Efficacy between Ramipril and Carvedilol on Limiting the Expansion of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Mouse Model

Sang Min Park, Myeong Ki Hong, Se Hoon Kim, Subin Jung, Bo Kyoung Kim, Donghoon Choi

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Abstract

Objective: Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a common condition that may be life-threatening when it is unrecognized. The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare the efficacy of ramipril and carvedilol on limiting AAA expansion in mouse model. Methods and Results: A total of 36 experimental AAA mouse model was induced with the continuous infusion of angiotensin II (Ang II) in 20-week-old male apolipoprotein E-deficient mice. They were randomly divided into 3 treatment groups and fed orally for 8 weeks; saline alone, ramipril (2.5 mg/30g/d), or carvedilol (3.125 mg/30g/d), respectively. Aortic diameter (AD) was measured by micro-computed tomography, and the level of biomarkers of aortic tissue such as monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and tissue inhibitor matrix metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1) was evaluated. After treatment, AD of both ramipril and carvedilol group was smaller than in the saline group. The percentage change of AD in both ramipril and carvedilol groups was significantly smaller than that of the saline group. Pathologic examination revealed relatively well-preserved aortic walls in the ramipril group compared to the carvedilol and saline groups. The level of MCP-1 was markedly decreased in both the ramipril and carvedilol groups compared to the saline group. The level of TIMP-1 was higher in the carvedilol group when compared to either the saline or ramipril groups. Conclusions: Ramipril and carvedilol treatment shows similar efficacy in limiting AAA expansion in mouse model. Future clinical research would be warranted to validate these results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-181
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar 1

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Funding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research were supported by the research grants from Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (NRF-2015M3A9C6031514 and NRF-2015R1A2A2A01002731) and research grants from Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare (HI15C2782 and HI17C0882).

Funding Information:
The authors acknowledge the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare, National Research Foundation of Korea, Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, and Korea Health Technology R&D Project through the Korea Health Industry Development Institute, Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare.

Funding Information:
The authors acknowledge the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare, National Research Foundation of Korea, Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, and Korea Health Technology R&D Project through the Korea Health Industry Development Institute, Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare. The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research were supported by the research grants from Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (NRF-2015M3A9C6031514 and NRF-2015R1A2A2A01002731) and research grants from Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare (HI15C2782 and HI17C0882).

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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