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Auricular acupuncture increases cell proliferation in the dentate gyrus of Sprague-Dawley rats.
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PMID:  11761447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a previous study, we have reported that acupuncture increases cell proliferation in the dentate gyrus after transient global ischemia in gerbils. In the present study, the effect of auricular acupuncture (AA) on dentate cell proliferation was examined in appropriately fed and food-deprived adult Sprague-Dawley (S-D) rats. 5-Bromo-2'-deoxyuridine-5'-monophosphate (BrdU) immunohistochemistry revealed a significant increase in cell birth in the dentate gyrus of both groups after AA treatment. In addition, the effect of AA on cell proliferation in the dentate gyrus was more profound in the food-supplied group. These findings demonstrate that AA enhances cell proliferation in the dentate gyrus of adult rats.
E H Kim; J H Chung; C J Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acupuncture & electro-therapeutics research     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0360-1293     ISO Abbreviation:  Acupunct Electrother Res     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-11     Completed Date:  2002-05-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610364     Medline TA:  Acupunct Electrother Res     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Meridianology, College of Oriental Medicine, Semyung University, Chungbuk, 390-711, South Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Acupuncture Points
Acupuncture, Ear / methods*
Cell Division
Dentate Gyrus / cytology*
Rats, Sprague-Dawley

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