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Table 6 Left ventricular morphometric parameters and hydroxyproline concentration

From: Apocynin influence on oxidative stress and cardiac remodeling of spontaneously hypertensive rats with diabetes mellitus

  SHR (n = 10) SHR-APO (n = 10) SHR-DM (n = 10) SHR-DM-APO (n = 10)
Diameter (μm) 11.1 (10.3–12.1) 10.3 (10.3–12.2) 10.2 (10.1–12.1) 10.6 (9.88–11.0)
ICF (%) 6.95 ± 2.57 5.47 ± 2.41 9.93 ± 3.59 9.47 ± 4.30#
HOP (mg/g) 2.66 ± 0.29 3.08 ± 0.58 3.27 ± 0.45* 3.29 ± 0.51
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation or median and 25th and 75th percentile
  2. SHR spontaneously hypertensive rats; SHR-APO SHR treated with apocynin; SHR-DM diabetic SHR; SHR-DM-APO diabetic SHR treated with apocynin; Diameter myocyte lower diameter; HOP myocardial hydroxyproline concentration; ICF myocardial interstitial collagen fraction
  3. Two-factor ANOVA; * p < 0.05 vs SHR; # p < 0.05 vs SHR-APO