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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 850512, 14 pages
Proteomic Analysis Reveals the Deregulation of Inflammation-Related Proteins in Acupuncture-Treated Rats with Asthma Onset
1Molecular Biology Laboratory, Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200030, China
2Yue Yang Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200437, China
Received 29 June 2012; Revised 16 September 2012; Accepted 17 September 2012
Academic Editor: Alvin J. Beitz
Copyright © 2012 Yu-Dong Xu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Figure 1. Rats on the suspended shelf. For the convenient manipulation of the acupuncture points on the back, rat was placed on the suspended shelf (50 × 45 mm, about 50 cm high from the ground, shown as below), which could easily make it calm and stand still without anesthesia.
Table 1. The comparisons of pulmonary dynamic compliance (Cdyn, ml/kpa) and respiratory rate (RR, breaths/min) within 10 min after challenge.
Table 2. List of PANTHER biologic process classification.
Table 3 (a). Mass spectrometric data of differentially expressed protein spot 24.
Table 3 (b). Peptide sequences matched to RAGE (residues 1–342 correspond to the extracellular domain*) are shown below.