Research Article

Electroacupuncture Improves Baroreflex and γ-Aminobutyric Acid Type B Receptor-Mediated Responses in the Nucleus Tractus Solitarii of Hypertensive Rats

Figure 7

Effect of long-term EA treatment on GABAB and GABAA receptor expressions in the NTS of rats. (a, b) GABAB receptor (GBR) and GABAA receptor (GAR) mRNA levels within the NTS in the sham, 2K1C, 2K1C + EA, and 2K1C + SEA groups which were detected with real-time RT-PCR. Data were normalized with 18 S rRNA. (c, d) Quantitative analysis of GABAB receptor (GBR) and GABAA receptor (GAR) protein levels within the NTS in the sham, 2K1C, 2K1C + EA, and 2K1C + SEA groups. The upper panel shows the representative immunoblots of GABAB receptor (GBR) and GABAA receptor (GAR) protein levels within the NTS in each group. Values are normalized using β-actin. Values are means ± SE ( in each group). vs. the sham group; vs. the 2K1C group.
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)