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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 132829, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/132829
Research Article

Aβ Damages Learning and Memory in Alzheimer’s Disease Rats with Kidney-Yang Deficiency

1Neuroscience Program, Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Changqing University Park, Jinan 250355, China
2Qingdao Haici Medical Group, 4 Renmin Road, Qingdao 266033, China
3Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, 16 Nanxiaojie, Dongzhimeinei, Beijing 100700, China
4Department of Biomedical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA

Received 9 January 2012; Accepted 18 February 2012

Academic Editor: Shi-Bing Su

Copyright © 2012 Dongmei Qi 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.

Supplementary Material

Supplementary Figure 1: Basal metabolic rate (BMR) and Urine volume of 24 hours in Kidney-yang deficiency rats. (a) Averaged BMR. BMRs were measured with Kalabukhov-skvortsov respirometer. (b) Urine volume for 24 hours. * p<0.05, unpaired student's t test; n=51 for control, 63 for model.

Supplementary Figure 2: Locomotor activity took place in the Open field chamber. (a) Moving distance measured for 5 minutes. (b) The averaged jumping times of 5 minutes. (c) Staying time at the board zone of the chamber. The duration which the Kidney-yang deficiency rats stayed at the board zone was increased significantly (** p<0.01, student's t test). (d) For Kidney-yang deficiency rats, the time of staying at center zone of the chamber decreased significantly (** p<0.01, unpaired student's t test); n=51 for control, 63 for model.

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