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Table 1 Adipose tissue and heart weights

From: Preserved endothelium-dependent dilatation of the coronary microvasculature at the early phase of diabetes mellitus despite the increased oxidative stress and depressed cardiac mechanical function ex vivo

  ZL ZDF
Mesenteric AT 1.77 ± 0.09 4.94 ± 0.22*
Retroperitoneal AT 1.04 ± 0.07 4.56 ± 0.13*
Visceral AT 2.81 ± 0.02 9.50 ± 0.32*
Abdominal AT 3.85 ± 0.22 14.06 ± 0.43*
Abdominal AT/BW 0.013 ± 0.001 0.039 ± 0.001*
Heart 203 ± 12 200 ± 6
Heart weight/BW (mg/g) 0.68 ± 0.03 0.55 ± 0.02*
  1. The number of experiments was 11 and 10 for the ZL and ZDF groups respectively. The weight of mesenteric, retroperitoneal, visceral and abdominal adipose tissues is expressed in g of wet weight. The abdominal adipose tissue weight normalized to the body weight is expressed in g of wet weight per g of body weight. The heart weight is expressed in mg of dry weight. The heart-to-body weight ratio is expressed in mg of dry weight per g of body weight. ZL: Zucker lean rats; ZDF: Zucker diabetic fatty rats; AT: adipose tissue; BW: body weight; *: significantly different.