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Volume 2017, Article ID 7351238, 11 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/7351238
Research Article

Tail Nerve Electrical Stimulation and Electro-Acupuncture Can Protect Spinal Motor Neurons and Alleviate Muscle Atrophy after Spinal Cord Transection in Rats

1Key Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering, Ministry of Education, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510080, China
2Department of Histology and Embryology, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510080, China
3Department of Acupuncture, The 1st Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510080, China
4Spinal Cord Society Research Center, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA
5Department of Anatomy, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117597
6Institute of Spinal Cord Injury, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510120, China
7Co-Innovation Center of Neuroregeneration, Nantong University, Nantong 226001, China
8Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Brain Function and Disease, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510080, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Ying Ding; nc.ude.usys.liam@gniygnid and Yuan-Shan Zeng; nc.ude.usys.liam@hsygnez

Received 17 December 2016; Revised 8 March 2017; Accepted 19 March 2017; Published 28 June 2017

Academic Editor: Michael S. Beattie

Copyright © 2017 Yu-Ting Zhang 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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