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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 451674, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/451674
Research Article

Electrical Stimulation at the ST36 Acupoint Protects against Sepsis Lethality and Reduces Serum TNF Levels through Vagus Nerve- and Catecholamine-Dependent Mechanisms

1Medical Research Unit on Immunochemistry, Specialties Hospital, National Medical Centre “Siglo XXI,” Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), 06720 Mexico City, DF, Mexico
2Universidad Autónoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca (UABJO), 68120 Oaxaca de Juárez, OAX, Mexico
3National School of Medicine and Homeopathy, National Polytechnic Institute, 07320 Mexico City, DF, Mexico
4Immunobiology Laboratory, Mexico’s Juarez Hospital, Ministry of Health, 07760 Mexico City, DF, Mexico

Received 12 February 2014; Revised 21 May 2014; Accepted 28 May 2014; Published 26 June 2014

Academic Editor: Alvin J. Beitz

Copyright © 2014 Albino Villegas-Bastida 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.

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