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Table 1 Results of statistical analysis of the neurotransmitters utilization indexes in examined brain areas

From: Peripheral and central compensatory mechanisms for impaired vagus nerve function during peripheral immune activation

Brain area/ratio MHPG/NE 5HIAA/5HT HVA/DA DOPAC/DA
PAG F(4,34) = 1.66, p = 0.181 F(4,26) = 2.10, p = 0.110 H(4,32) = 18.96, p < 0.001 F(4,28) = 0.22, p = 0.925
HPT F(4,35) = 0.38, p = 0.818, BC F(4,26) = 4.64, p = 0.006 F(4,26) = 40.93, p < 0.001, BC F(4,31) = 6.04, p = 0.001
AM H(4,37) = 11.22, p = 0.024 F(4,24) = 12.57, p < 0.001 F(4,29) = 13.82, p < 0.001, BC F(4,24) = 3.09, p = 0.035
PFM F(4,36) = 1.82, p = 0.146 H(4,29) = 4.86, p = 0.302 F(4,24) = 29.34, p < 0.001 F(4,32) = 2.05, p = 0.111, BC
CTX F(4,36) = 1.30, p = 0.289, BC F(4,29) = 5.70, p = 0.002 F(4,32) = 13.94, p < 0.001 F(4,34) = 0.67, p = 0.619, √
HI F(4,35) = 0.75, p = 0.565, BC F(4,22) = 0.89, p = 0.485 H(4,32) = 11.93, p = 0.018 F(4,33) = 1.65, p = 0.185, √
BS H(4,38) = 9.77, p = 0.045 H(4,43) = 14.24, p = 0.007 H(4,35) = 11.13, p = 0.025 F(4,29) = 0.89, p = 0.478
  1. F—ANOVA test, H—Kruskal-Wallis test, BC—normal distribution after Box-Cox transformation, √—normal distribution after square root transformation, standard font—statistical insignificant, bolded and italicized font—statistical significant. AM amygdala, BS brainstem, HI hippocampus, HPT hypothalamus, CTX motor cortex, PFM medial prefrontal cortex, PAG periaqueductal gray