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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2011, Vol. 9 ›› Issue (8): 819-823.doi: 10.3736/jcim20110802

Special Issue: Acupuncture & Moxibustion

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Application of differential proteomics in mechanism research of acupuncture

Lin-na Yu, Jian Pei()   

  1. Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200032, China
  • Received:2011-03-28 Accepted:2011-06-04 Online:2011-08-20 Published:2011-08-15

Proteomics, a new branch of science, has been used to study protein expressions on the molecular level with a dynamic perspective. Organisms under varying states may express different proteins, which results in the set-up of differential proteomics. Research methods of differential proteomics include the separation and identification of proteins. Differential proteomics has a rapid development in recent years. In the study of acupuncture, researchers have reached certain achievements using differential proteomics to investigate the mechanisms of acupuncture treatment for some diseases, including acute spinal cord injury, ischemic cerebrovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease and neuralgia.

Key words: proteomics, acupuncture, differential expression, review

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