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Fig. 2

From: Electroacupuncture inhibits weight gain in diet-induced obese rats by activating hypothalamicLKB1-AMPK signaling

Fig. 2

Effects of electroacupuncture on adenosine 5′-monophosphate-activated protein kinase signaling in hypothalamus. (a) mRNA levels of liver kinase B1 (LKB1), acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC), Adenosine 5′-monophosphate -activated protein kinase (AMPK)α1, and AMPKα2 in each group. (b) Quantization of protein levels in each blot by densitometry shown in (c). (c) Representative western blots in each group to show LKB1, ACC, AMPKα1, and AMPKα2 protein content. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001 electroacupuncture (EA) vs. diet-induced obesity (DIO); #P < 0.05, ##P < 0.01, ###P < 0.001, EA vs. chow; P < 0.05, ∆∆P < 0.01, ∆∆∆P < 0.001 DIO vs. chow

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