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Fig. 3. Neuroprotective effect of kidney tonification of Saam acupuncture in the substantia nigra. MPTP significantly destructed dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra, however the Saam acupuncture treatment significantly protected the dopaminergic neurons. TH, tyrosine hydroxylase; control, saline-administrated group; MPTP, MPTP-administrated group; MPTP+KI, MPTP-administrated group with acupuncture stimulation at LU8, KI7, SP3 and KI3; MPTP+NA, MPTP-administrated group with acupuncture stimulation at non-acupoints. Data shown are means±SEM. *p<0.05, **p<0.01 and ***p<0.001 versus control group, #p<0.05 versus MPTP group, $p<0.05 versus MPTP+KI group. Scale bar, 200 μm.
Korean J Acupunct 2022;39:8-15 https://doi.org/10.14406/acu.2022.004
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