May 20, 2020

Effect of electroacupuncture on the expression of P2 × 4, GABAA γ 2 and long-term potentiation in spinal cord of rats with neuropathic pain

Brain Research Bulletin
Yuyin ZhengSonghe Jiang


To observe the impacts of electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation at "Zusanli and Kunlun Points" on spinal dorsal horn microglia activation in L5 spinal nerve ligation (SNL) rats and BNDF, P2 × 4 and GABAAγ2, and the changes in spinal dorsal horn synaptic plasticity in model rats. Adult male SD rats (180-220 g) were selected and randomly divided into 6 groups, including the sham group, the SNL group, the SNL + EA group, the SNL+5-BDBD group, the SNL + EA + 5-BDBD group and the SNL + FEA group. The changes in the Iba-1, BDNF, P2 × 4 and GABAAγ2 in the spinal cord of rats were observed by Western blotting, immunofluorescence, RT-PCR and other techniques; the long-term changes in the potential after the excitatory synapse of the spinal dorsal horn in rats were observed by in vivo electrophysiological technique. After 7 days of intervention, the fluorescence intensity (FI) of P2 × 4 and Iba-1 in the SNL + EA group was lower than that in the SNL group and higher than that in the sham group(P < 0.01), but the FI of GABAAγ2 was higher than that in the SNL group(P < 0.01); the expression of Iba-1, BDNF and P2 × 4 proteins in the SNL + EA group, the SNL+5-BDBD group and the SNL + EA + 5-BDBD group was significantly lower than that in the SN...Continue Reading

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Western Blotting
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