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Effects of electro-acupuncture and physical exercise on regional concentrations of neuropeptides in rat brain.
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PMID:  7889363     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effects of single or repeated treatments with manual acupuncture (ACU), electro-acupuncture (ELACU) or physical exercise on neuropeptide Y (NPY), neurokinin A (NKA), substance P (SP), galanin (GAL) and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP)-like immunoreactivity (-LI) in different regions of the rat brain were studied. Initially the effect of microwave irradiation (MWI) was compared to decapitation on the recovery of neuropeptides, and significantly higher concentrations of SP-LI, NKA-LI and NPY-LI were found in the hippocampus, occipital cortex, pituitary and striatum following MWI. Repeated ELACU treatments significantly increased SP-LI, NKA-LI and NPY-LI in the hippocampus and NPY-LI in the occipital cortex. No changes were found in animals receiving ACU or performing physical exercise.
V Bucinskaite; T Lundeberg; C Stenfors; A Ekblom; L Dahlin; E Theodorsson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain research     Volume:  666     ISSN:  0006-8993     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Res.     Publication Date:  1994 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-04-20     Completed Date:  1995-04-20     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0045503     Medline TA:  Brain Res     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  128-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Acupuncture Therapy
Brain Chemistry / physiology*,  radiation effects
Hippocampus / metabolism,  physiology,  radiation effects
Neostriatum / metabolism,  physiology,  radiation effects
Neuropeptides / metabolism*
Occipital Lobe / metabolism,  physiology,  radiation effects
Physical Exertion / physiology*
Rats, Sprague-Dawley
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