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Table 2 Gonadotropin mRNA levels in the pituitary

From: Interaction between neonatal maternal deprivation and serum leptin levels on metabolism, pubertal development, and sexual behavior in male and female rats

  Sex CoVh CoLept MDVh MDLept
βFSH M 100 ± 35.2 47.5 ± 11.7 67.7 ± 9.1 210.9 ± 74.0
F 13.4 ± 4.9a 11.4 ± 5.0a 13.0 ± 6.7a 4.7 ± 0.8a
βLH M 100 ± 34.2 82.2 ± 20.0 76.3 ± 8.0 170.8 ± 70.2
F 86.7 ± 41.2 138.2 ± 50.4 69.4 ± 13.8 80.7 ± 9.2
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SEM and normalized to control (Co) values. Control and maternal deprivation (MD) male (M) and female (F) rats with leptin treatment (Lept) or vehicle (Vh) from postnatal day (PND) 9 to PND13. n = 5–6 per experimental group
  2. aMain effect of sex; three-way ANOVA
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