Research Article

The Effect of Electroacupuncture on PKMzeta in the ACC in Regulating Anxiety-Like Behaviors in Rats Experiencing Chronic Inflammatory Pain

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The effect of EA on PKMzeta and p-PKMzeta (T560) protein expression in the ACC. (a, b) Western blotting analysis revealed that EA significantly reduced the protein expression of p-PKMzeta (T560) on day 30 after CFA injection, but not PKMzeta, in the ACC. (c) Quantification of (a) PKMzeta protein normalized to the level of GAPDH. (d) Quantification of (b) p-PKMzeta (T560) protein normalized to the level of GAPDH. All data represent the mean ± SEM, . # and ##, compared to the control group; , compared to the model group; ••, compared to the sham EA group.