Top panel: representative slides showing immunohistochemical staining of AdipoR2 (stained in brown as shown by arrow) in the myocardium. Slides A, B, C represent control, diabetic and diabetic treated with telmisartan, respectively. Amplifications × 400. Bottom: bar graph shows quantitative analysis of myocardial adipoR2 expression in control and diabetic rats treated with or without telmisartan. The adipoR2 expression was quantified using the average value of gray scale which had an inverse proportion to the positive stained intensity. Control (C), diabetic (D), diabetic treated (DT). Data are expressed as mean ± S.E.M (n = 10 per group). * P <0.05 different from control, # P <0.05 different from diabetic.