Table 8

Results of 5-HT1A mRNA and SERT levels in the hippocampus and hypothalamus of foetuses

Groups

n

Position

5-HT1A mRNA(× 10-2)

SERT


Female foetuses of control

47

Hippocampus

0.284 ± 0.051

0.312 ± 0.069


(0.269~0.299)

(0.292~0.332)


Hypothalamus

0.272 ± 0.031

0.342 ± 0.059


(0.263~0.281)

(0.325~0.359)


Female foetuses of CUS

43

Hippocampus

0.223 ± 0.036**

0.213 ± 0.06**


(0.212~0.234)

(0.194~0.232)


Hypothalamus

0.266 ± 0.059

0.246 ± 0.037**


(0.248~0.284)

(0.234~0.258)


Male foetuses of control

40

Hippocampus

0.288 ± 0.051

0.334 ± 0.042


(0.272~0.304)

(0.320~0.348)


Hypothalamus

0.265 ± 0.044

0.351 ± 0.046


(0.251~0.279)

(0.336~0.366)


Male foetuses of CUS

49

Hippocampus

0.233 ± 0.042**

0.226 ± 0.034**


(0.221~0.245)

(0.216~0.236)


Hypothalamus

0.275 ± 0.028

0.235 ± 0.055**


(0.267~0.283)

(0.219~0.251)


Data are mean ± S.D. Data in bracket are 95% confidence intervals for each relevant statistic. 5-HT1A mRNA levels are the relative level of 5-HT1A to GAPDH. SERT levels are the relative level of SERT to β-actin. **: P < 0.01 compared with control by the same sex and the same position

Huang et al. BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:22   doi:10.1186/1471-2202-13-22

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