Caloric restriction (CR) inhibits tumorigenesis in rodents. To understand the basis for this effect the binding of insulin, insulin-like growth factor I/somatomedin C (IGF-I/Sm-C), insulin-like growth factor II/multiplication stimulating activity (IGF-II/MSA), and epidermal growth factor were examined to membrane preparations of 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene-induced mammary adenocarcinomas and several normal tissues from female Sprague-Dawley rats. Animals were fed ad libitum (AL) or 25% and 40% calorically restricted diets.
AIM: To explore the regularity of multi-meridians controlling a same viscus (MMCSV). METHODS: The rabbit gastric ulcer model was established by ethanol intragastric instillation. Fifty-six rabbits were randomly divided into normal group, model group (MG), model plus acupuncture at Foot Yangming Meridian group (YMG), model plus acupuncture at Foot Taiyin Meridian group (TYG), model plus acupuncture at Foot Shaoyang Meridian group (SYG), model plus acupuncture at Foot Jueyin Meridian group (JYG), model plus acupuncture at Foot Taiyang Meridian group (TYMG), with eight rabbits in each group.
AIM: To discuss the protective effect of electroacupuncture at the Foot-Yangming Meridian on gastric mucosal lesion, somatostatin (SS) and the expression of SS receptor genes (SSR(1)mRNA ) in rabbits with gastric ulcer and to further explore the relative specificity of meridians and viscera at gene expression level. METHODS: Forty rabbits were randomly divided into control group (A), gastric ulcer model group (B), Foot-Yangming Meridian group (C), Foot-Shaoyang Meridian group (D) and Foot-Taiyang Meridian group (E). The gastric ulcer model was prepared by infusing alcohol into stomach.