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Table 3 Vascular morphology of the carotid artery and aorta of normal and streptozotocin-induced type I diabetic rats

From: Nestin downregulation in rat vascular smooth muscle cells represents an early marker of vascular disease in experimental type I diabetes

  Carotid artery Aortic arch Thoracic aorta Abdominal aorta
Sham (N = 4) STZ (N = 4) Sham (N = 4) STZ (N = 4) Sham (N = 4) STZ (N = 4) Sham (N = 4) STZ (N = 4)
Medial thickness (mm) 0.063 ± 0.002 0.066 ± 0.002 0.15 ± 0.01 0.12 ± 0.01 0.11 ± 0.01 0.10 ± 0.01 0.10 ± 0.01 0.09 ± 0.01
Medial area (mm2) 0.147 ± 0.006 0.148 ± 0.011 0.82 ± 0.06 0.82 ± 0.04 0.59 ± 0.08 0.55 ± 0.05 0.44 ± 0.01 0.55 ± 0.01
  1. STZ indicates streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats, data are presented as mean ± SEM, and (N) number of rats examined.