Research Article

Effect of Qing’e Decoction on Leptin/Leptin Receptor and Bone Metabolism in Naturally Aging Rats

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Effect of Qing’e decoction on bone tissue LEP and LEP-R mRNA and protein expression. Results of reverse transcription-quantitative PCR indicating the relative mRNA expression levels of (a) LEP and (b) LEP-R. (c) Images of protein expression analyzed by western blot assay. Relative protein expression levels of (d) LEP and (e) LEP-R. vs. same-age 6-month-old rats; , vs. same-age and sex normal saline group but different intervention group. LEP, leptin; LEP-R, leptin receptor.