Table 1

Mean fluorescence values obtained from laser scanning confocal microscopy with alpha-1B AR immunostaining

ArteryMean fluorescence
Postimmune stainingnPreimmune stainingn
relative units relative units
Aorta161  ± 9.93131  ± 17.33
Caudal50  ± 6.9829  ± 3.67
Femoral113  ± 7.8594  ± 5.44
Iliac80  ± 2.51154  ± 6.47
Mesenteric resistance136  ± 19.2688  ± 18.36
Renal137  ± 10.7397  ± 12.15
Superior mesenteric108  ± 11.9662  ± 12.07
  • Each point represents the mean ± S.E.M. All postimmune values are statistically significantly different from preimmune staining as determined by t test for unpaired data.