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[Effect of electro-acupuncture at Fenglong (GV 16) on nitric oxide and endothelin in rats with hyperlipidemia].
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 2008 Jan; 6(1):89-92.ZX

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To investigate the effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) at Fenglong (GV 16) on body weight, blood lipids, nitric oxide (NO) and endothelin (ET) in rats with hyperlipidemia (HLP).

METHODS

Eighty Wistar rats were randomly divided into normal control group (fed normal diet), untreated group (fed a high-fat diet), EA-treated group (fed a high-fat diet plus EA therapy) and pravastatin-treated group (fed a high-fat diet plus pravastatin tablet). There were 20 rats in each group. The body weight and the blood content of total cholesterol (TC), triacylglycerol (TG), high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), NO the and ET of the rats in different groups were measured before experiment and after 30-day treatment. A modified method of cardiac puncture for blood sampling was used for blood collection.

RESULTS

Compared with the normal control group, the body weight and the levels of TC, TG, LDL-C and ET in the untreated group were significantly elevated (P<0.01, P<0.05), while the levels of HDL-C and NO were obviously decreased (P<0.05). The body weight and the levels of TC, TG, LDL-C demonstrated significant reduction in pravastatin-treated group and EA-treated group as compared with the untreated group (P<0.01), and the NO content in pravastatin-treated group and EA-treated group was higher than that in the untreated group (P<0.01). Compared with the untreated group, HDL-C level was elevated significantly in pravastatin-treated group, while HDL-C level in EA-treated group was not changed significantly, and there was significant difference in the HDL-C level between pravastatin-treated group and EA-treated group (P<0.01). The level of ET was decreased obviously in pravastatin-treated group (P<0.05), while the level of ET in EA-treated group was not changed significantly (P>0.05).

CONCLUSIONS

Both EA therapy and pravastatin have efficient regulation of body weight and the content of TC, TG, LDL-C and NO in HLP rats. To some extent, they are able to regulate the imbalance between ET and NO content under the condition of HLP. Western medicine such as pravastatin can regulate the HDL-C level in HLP rats, while the effect of EA therapy on regulation of the HDL-C level is limited.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Wuhan Chinese and Western Medicine Hospital, Wuhan, Hubei Province 430022, China. bluesea-zl2000@163.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

chi

PubMed ID

18184553

Citation

Zhou, Li, et al. "[Effect of Electro-acupuncture at Fenglong (GV 16) On Nitric Oxide and Endothelin in Rats With Hyperlipidemia]." Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine, vol. 6, no. 1, 2008, pp. 89-92.
Zhou L, Zhang HX, Liu LG, et al. [Effect of electro-acupuncture at Fenglong (GV 16) on nitric oxide and endothelin in rats with hyperlipidemia]. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 2008;6(1):89-92.
Zhou, L., Zhang, H. X., Liu, L. G., & Wan, W. J. (2008). [Effect of electro-acupuncture at Fenglong (GV 16) on nitric oxide and endothelin in rats with hyperlipidemia]. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine, 6(1), 89-92.
Zhou L, et al. [Effect of Electro-acupuncture at Fenglong (GV 16) On Nitric Oxide and Endothelin in Rats With Hyperlipidemia]. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 2008;6(1):89-92. PubMed PMID: 18184553.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Effect of electro-acupuncture at Fenglong (GV 16) on nitric oxide and endothelin in rats with hyperlipidemia]. AU - Zhou,Li, AU - Zhang,Hong-Xing, AU - Liu,Ling-Guang, AU - Wan,Wen-Jun, PY - 2008/1/11/pubmed PY - 2010/1/27/medline PY - 2008/1/11/entrez SP - 89 EP - 92 JF - Zhong xi yi jie he xue bao = Journal of Chinese integrative medicine JO - Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao VL - 6 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) at Fenglong (GV 16) on body weight, blood lipids, nitric oxide (NO) and endothelin (ET) in rats with hyperlipidemia (HLP). METHODS: Eighty Wistar rats were randomly divided into normal control group (fed normal diet), untreated group (fed a high-fat diet), EA-treated group (fed a high-fat diet plus EA therapy) and pravastatin-treated group (fed a high-fat diet plus pravastatin tablet). There were 20 rats in each group. The body weight and the blood content of total cholesterol (TC), triacylglycerol (TG), high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), NO the and ET of the rats in different groups were measured before experiment and after 30-day treatment. A modified method of cardiac puncture for blood sampling was used for blood collection. RESULTS: Compared with the normal control group, the body weight and the levels of TC, TG, LDL-C and ET in the untreated group were significantly elevated (P<0.01, P<0.05), while the levels of HDL-C and NO were obviously decreased (P<0.05). The body weight and the levels of TC, TG, LDL-C demonstrated significant reduction in pravastatin-treated group and EA-treated group as compared with the untreated group (P<0.01), and the NO content in pravastatin-treated group and EA-treated group was higher than that in the untreated group (P<0.01). Compared with the untreated group, HDL-C level was elevated significantly in pravastatin-treated group, while HDL-C level in EA-treated group was not changed significantly, and there was significant difference in the HDL-C level between pravastatin-treated group and EA-treated group (P<0.01). The level of ET was decreased obviously in pravastatin-treated group (P<0.05), while the level of ET in EA-treated group was not changed significantly (P>0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Both EA therapy and pravastatin have efficient regulation of body weight and the content of TC, TG, LDL-C and NO in HLP rats. To some extent, they are able to regulate the imbalance between ET and NO content under the condition of HLP. Western medicine such as pravastatin can regulate the HDL-C level in HLP rats, while the effect of EA therapy on regulation of the HDL-C level is limited. SN - 1672-1977 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18184553/[Effect_of_electro_acupuncture_at_Fenglong__GV_16__on_nitric_oxide_and_endothelin_in_rats_with_hyperlipidemia]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -