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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 731395, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/731395
Research Article

The Effect of Electroacupuncture on the Extracellular Matrix Synthesis and Degradation in a Rabbit Model of Disc Degeneration

1Department of Neurobiology, School of Basic Medicine, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 13 Hangkong Road, Wuhan 430030, China
2Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Wuhan Hospital of Integrated Chinese & Western Medicine, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science & Technology, 215 Zhongshan Road, Wuhan 430022, China

Received 19 February 2014; Revised 24 April 2014; Accepted 6 May 2014; Published 27 May 2014

Academic Editor: Cheng Ke

Copyright © 2014 Guo-fu Huang 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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