Document Type : Original Paper


1 1 Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Tehran Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

2 2 Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Tehran Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

3 3 Physiology Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran 4 Department of Physiology, Faculty of medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

4 4 Department of Physiology, Faculty of medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran


Heart failure (HF) is considered one of the most common heart disorders. Recent studies suggest that injections of amniotic membrane stem cells (AMSC) can improve heart function. Therefore, the current study investigated the effect of intra-myocardial injection of human amniotic membrane-derived stem cells (hAMCs) on inflammatory-related cytokines like IL-10 and IL-17 in the HF model of rats. Twenty-eight male Wistar rats were categorized into four groups: control, HF, culture medium injection group, and hAMCs injection group. After 60 days, blood samples were taken from the animals, and the expression levels of interleukins 10 and 17 were measured by the ELISA technique. The results showed that injection of hAMCs into male rats with HF caused down-regulation of IL-17 inflammatory cytokine and over-expression of IL-10 anti-inflammatory cytokine. Based on the results of this study and previous ones, we concluded that hAMCs could be considered one of the candidates in future studies on reducing inflammation in HF treatment by adjusting some inflammatory cytokines.


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