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Table 1 Expression of BDNF-, pRaf-1-, pMEK1/2-, pERK1/2-, pp90RSK-, and TUNEL-positive cells (counts/1 mm 2 )

From: Electroacupuncture-like stimulation at Baihui and Dazhui acupoints exerts neuroprotective effects through activation of the brain-derived neurotrophic factor-mediated MEK1/2/ERK1/2/p90RSK/bad signaling pathway in mild transient focal cerebral ischemia in rats

  Sham Model EA Non-acup U0126 + EA
BDNF 0 ± 0 186 ± 46* 413 ± 60*# 178 ± 51* 393 ± 63*#
pRaf-1 0 ± 0 149 ± 39* 348 ± 55*# 187 ± 67* 338 ± 25*#
pMEK1/2 0 ± 0 165 ± 54* 274 ± 31*# 149 ± 52* 83 ± 54*
pERK1/2 0 ± 0 257 ± 52* 417 ± 36*# 219 ± 57* 198 ± 35*
pp90RSK 0 ± 0 261 ± 107* 497 ± 31*# 302 ± 98* 196 ± 50*
TUNEL 0 ± 0 365 ± 88* 209 ± 59*# 356 ± 80* 339 ± 79*
  1. Mean ± SD (n = 5 or 6). Sham, sham group; Model, model group; EA, EA group; Non-acup, non-acup group; U0126 + EA, U0126 + EA group. *P < 0.05 vs. sham group; #P < 0.05 vs. model group.