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Research Article

Moxibustion of Zusanli (ST36) and Shenshu (BL23) Alleviates Cartilage Degradation through RANKL/OPG Signaling in a Rabbit Model of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Moxibustion of Zusanli and Shenshu bidirectionally regulates the expression of RANKL and OPG mRNA in RA. (a) Moxibustion decreases the level of RANKL mRNA. (b) Moxibustion increases the level of OPG mRNA. n =10 for each group, the Kruskal-Wallis test followed by post hoc Mann-Whitney U test. P < 0.01; P < 0.001. Data were expressed as the mean ± SD.

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