Effects of acupuncture on monoamine neurotransmitters in raphe nuclei in obese rats.

@article{Wei2003EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of acupuncture on monoamine neurotransmitters in raphe nuclei in obese rats.},
  author={Qunli Wei and Z. W. Liu},
  journal={Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={147-50}
}
  • Qunli Wei, Z. W. Liu
  • Published 2003 in
    Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i…
Effects of acupuncture on the levels of neurotransmitters in the raphe nuclei were investigated in obese rats. It was found that the levels of tryptophan (Trp) and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) were increased, and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) level and 5-HT/5-HIAA ratio decreased in the raphe nuclei of the obese group as compared with the normal group; and that acupuncture could produce weight reduction, increase the 5-HT level and 5-HT/5-HIAA ratio, and decrease the contents of Trp and 5… CONTINUE READING