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Table 1 Circulating and mRNA expression levels of adipocyte-related molecules in WKY and SHRSP

From: Effects of Angiotensin II Type 1 receptor blocker and adiponectin on adipocyte dysfunction in stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats

  6 weeks of age 20 weeks of age
  WKY SHRSP WKY SHRSP
Serum adipokine levels
Leptin (ng/ml) 2.895±0.700 0.568±0.450 9.003±0.673 4.497±0.383**
Adiponectin (μg/ml) 11.559±1.037 8.491±0.243** 10.054±0.219 5.934±0.222**
Adipokine expression in epididymal adipocytes (ratio to 18S rRNA)
Leptin 1.059±0.098 0.251±0.049** 4.204±0.746 2.012±0.177**
Adiponectin 1.045±0.070 0.609±0.050* 1.301±0.108 1.167±0.05
PPARγ 1.010±0.086 0.544±0.068* 0.517±0.038 0.407±0.050
  1. SHRSP: stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats; PPARγ: peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ; WKY: Wistar–Kyoto rats. Values are means ± SE. *p < 0.05 and **p < 0.01 vs. age matched WKY (Student’s t-test).