Table 4

Weights of fat depots and heart normalized to body weight in Lean and Fat mice

Parameter

Lean mice*

Fat mice*

No. of individuals


BODY WEIGHT at 14 weeks

(g)

28.17 ± 1.15

41.76 ± 3.22*

L = 23; F = 24

ABDOMINAL FAT

ratio (mg/g body wt)

1.86 ± 069

9.97 ± 1.08a

L = 43; F = 42

FEMORAL FAT

ratio (mg/g body wt)

4.43 ± 1.2

17.67 ± 2.32 a

L = 43; F = 42

EPIDIDYMAL FAT

ratio (mg/g body wt)

3.34 ± 0.85

23.24 ± 3.12 a

L = 43; F = 42

MESENTERIAL FAT

ratio (mg/g body wt)

6.43 ± 1.26

22.33 ± 3.87 a

L = 18; F = 15

HEART

ratio (mg/g body wt)

6.13 ± 0.87

4.58 ± 0.69 a

L = 43; F = 42


*Results are expressed as means ± S.D. Except for mesenterial fat and heart, means were calculated based on weighed left-sided fat depot (L; Lean mice, F; Fat mice, a P < 0.001).

Simončič et al. BMC Genomics 2011 12:96   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-96

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