27 May 2021>: Animal Study
Acupuncture Can Play an Antidepressant Role by Regulating the Intestinal Microbes and Neurotransmitters in a Rat Model of DepressionPeng Li 1E* , Wenya Huang 1E* , Yi-ning Yan 2B , Wenjing Cheng 1C , Siyu Liu 3C , Yang Huang 1C , Wenjie Chen 1C , Yi-ping Chen 4D , Yuxun Gao 1D , Weicheng Lu 1B , Yijing Xu 1B , Xianjun Meng 1AG*
Med Sci Monit 2021; 27:e929027
Figure 2 Behavior tests were conducted for the rats in 4 groups. (A) The body weight of rats in the 4 groups. (B) The body weight of rats before the chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS). (C) The body weight of rats after the treatment. (D) The results of the open-field test. (E) The results of the elevated cross maze test. (F) The results of the sucrose preference test experiment. Compared with the control (Con) group, * P<0.05, ** P<0.01, *** P<0.001; compared with the CUMS group, # P<0.05, ## P<0.01, ### P<0.001. Data represent mean±standard error of the mean. AP – acupuncture; Fx – fluoxetine.