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Effects of aliskiren on myocardial matrix gene expression.
Real time PCR was performed with ventricular tissue obtained from mice after 12-inducing diet and different doses of aliskiren. Figure 3A demonstrates changes in expression of COL1A1(alpha 1 chain of type I collagen) and 3B shows changes in COL1A2(alpha2 chain of type I collagen) genes. Lower right panels (3C and 3D) demonstrate the results of western blotting for collagen type I in various groups. Hhe – Hhe-inducing diet; AL 0.5– aliskiren 0.5 mg/kg/day; AL 5– aliskiren 5 mg/kg/day; and AL 50– aliskiren 50 mg/kg/day. * p<0.05; and *** p<0.001.