Auricular concha eletroacupuncture modulates lipid-lipoprotein metabolism in rats submitted to cold stress

Publication date: Available online 15 December 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yu-tian Yu, Xiao Guo, Jin-ling Zhang, Shao-yuan Li, Chun-zhi Tang, Pei-jing RongAbstractObjectiveTo explore whether auricular concha eletroacupuncture (ACEA) is effective in regulating lipid-lipoprotein metabolism in rats submitted to cold stress.MethodsThirty-six adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were placed in four groups(9 rats in each group), the rats in three groups of which were submitted to cold stress for fourteen days, the last one of which was a control group. After the cold stress process, in those three groups, the rats of one group were with no treatment (stress only), two were treated with either ACEA or auricular margin eletroacupuncture (AMEA) repeated for fourteen days. On the 14th day, all the rats were sacrificed after all experimental procedure for blood sampling. Blood glucose, triglycerides (TG), total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels were tested by using the collected serum. Plasma lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) was measured with ELISA kit.ResultsACEA down-regulated the TG level (P
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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