Research Paper Volume 13, Issue 6 pp 8421—8439

PGC-1α alleviates mitochondrial dysfunction via TFEB-mediated autophagy in cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury


Figure 1. The expression of PGC-1α was down-regulated in AKI mice. The male C57BL/6 mice were injected with a single dose of cisplatin (16mg/kg, i.p.) to induce AKI and sacrificed on 4th day. (A) Serum BUN and Crea levels were quantified in each group (n=10). (B) Representative images of HE- and PAS-stained kidney sections. Scar bar: 50 μm. (C) Representative images of western blotting and the quantitative analysis of PGC-1α. Data are provided as the mean ± SEM, n=3 independent experiments. **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001 vs. Con (NC, normal control; Cisp, cisplatin; BUN, blood urea nitrogen; Crea, serum creatinine; HE, hematoxylin and eosin; PAS, periodic acid-Schiff.).