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[Influence of electroacupuncture intervention on serum ghrelin content and bone mineral density in ovariectomized rats].
Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2013 Aug; 38(4):277-80.ZC

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To observe the influence of electroacupuncture (EA) on serum ghrelin content and bone mineral density in ovariectomized (OVX) rats so as to explore its mechanism underlying improvement of postmenopausal osteoporosis.

METHODS

Thirty ovariectomized SD rats with osteoporosis were randomized into model, EA and estrogen groups (n = 10) and other 10 rats received sham operation were assigned to be control group. For OVX rats of the EA group, EA (2 Hz, 1-3 mA) was applied to "Sanyinjiao" (SP 6) + "Guanyuan" (CV 4) or "Shenshu" (BL 23) + "Housanli" (ST 36), alternately for 20 min, once daily for consecutive 3 months. For rats of the estrogen group, subcutaneous injection of estradiol benzoate (0.1 mg/kg) was given once a week for 3 months. The bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar vertebrae and femur were detected by using a bone densitometer, and serum ghrelin content was assayed by ELISA.

RESULTS

In comparison with the sham operation group, serum ghrelin level of the model group was significantly increased, and BMD of both lumbar vertebrae and femur were significantly decreased (P < 0.05). Compared with the model group, the serum ghrelin levels were considerably decreased in both EA group and estrogen group, while BMD levels were significantly upregulated in the EA and estrogen groups (P < 0.05). The effects of the EA group were obviously inferior to those of the estrogen group (P < 0.05).

CONCLUSION

Acupuncture intervention can improve bone density and lower serum ghrelin level in OVX rats, which may contribute to its effect in improving osteoporosis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Jiangsu Province Official Hospital, Nanjing 210024, China. oygang@sina.com.cnNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo 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

24261296

Citation

Ou-Yang, Gang, et al. "[Influence of Electroacupuncture Intervention On Serum Ghrelin Content and Bone Mineral Density in Ovariectomized Rats]." Zhen Ci Yan Jiu = Acupuncture Research, vol. 38, no. 4, 2013, pp. 277-80.
Ou-Yang G, Tang X, Mo F, et al. [Influence of electroacupuncture intervention on serum ghrelin content and bone mineral density in ovariectomized rats]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2013;38(4):277-80.
Ou-Yang, G., Tang, X., Mo, F., Ge, W., Hou, L. H., & Lou, Q. L. (2013). [Influence of electroacupuncture intervention on serum ghrelin content and bone mineral density in ovariectomized rats]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu = Acupuncture Research, 38(4), 277-80.
Ou-Yang G, et al. [Influence of Electroacupuncture Intervention On Serum Ghrelin Content and Bone Mineral Density in Ovariectomized Rats]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2013;38(4):277-80. PubMed PMID: 24261296.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Influence of electroacupuncture intervention on serum ghrelin content and bone mineral density in ovariectomized rats]. AU - Ou-Yang,Gang, AU - Tang,Xi, AU - Mo,Fei, AU - Ge,Wei, AU - Hou,Li-Hao, AU - Lou,Qing-Lin, PY - 2013/11/23/entrez PY - 2013/11/23/pubmed PY - 2014/1/8/medline SP - 277 EP - 80 JF - Zhen ci yan jiu = Acupuncture research JO - Zhen Ci Yan Jiu VL - 38 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To observe the influence of electroacupuncture (EA) on serum ghrelin content and bone mineral density in ovariectomized (OVX) rats so as to explore its mechanism underlying improvement of postmenopausal osteoporosis. METHODS: Thirty ovariectomized SD rats with osteoporosis were randomized into model, EA and estrogen groups (n = 10) and other 10 rats received sham operation were assigned to be control group. For OVX rats of the EA group, EA (2 Hz, 1-3 mA) was applied to "Sanyinjiao" (SP 6) + "Guanyuan" (CV 4) or "Shenshu" (BL 23) + "Housanli" (ST 36), alternately for 20 min, once daily for consecutive 3 months. For rats of the estrogen group, subcutaneous injection of estradiol benzoate (0.1 mg/kg) was given once a week for 3 months. The bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar vertebrae and femur were detected by using a bone densitometer, and serum ghrelin content was assayed by ELISA. RESULTS: In comparison with the sham operation group, serum ghrelin level of the model group was significantly increased, and BMD of both lumbar vertebrae and femur were significantly decreased (P < 0.05). Compared with the model group, the serum ghrelin levels were considerably decreased in both EA group and estrogen group, while BMD levels were significantly upregulated in the EA and estrogen groups (P < 0.05). The effects of the EA group were obviously inferior to those of the estrogen group (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Acupuncture intervention can improve bone density and lower serum ghrelin level in OVX rats, which may contribute to its effect in improving osteoporosis. SN - 1000-0607 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24261296/[Influence_of_electroacupuncture_intervention_on_serum_ghrelin_content_and_bone_mineral_density_in_ovariectomized_rats]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/bonedensity.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -