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Table 2 Results of statistical analysis of the neurotransmitters concentrations in examined brain areas

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

Brain area/conc. [ng/g] NE DA 5HT
PAG F(4,39) = 1.89, p = 0.130 H(4,44) = 14.39, p = 0.006 F(4,8) = 0.23, p = 0.914, LN
HPT F(4,39) = 0.52, p = 0.719 F(4,39) = 0.58, p = 0.677 F(4,39) = 0.65, p = 0.632
AM F(4,39) = 1.68, p = 0.174 F(4,38) = 1.92, p = 0.126 F(4,38) = 2.91, p = 0.034, BC
PFM F(4,37) = 0.47, p = 0.761 F(4,37) = 0.97, p = 0.436 H(4,25) = 6.06, p = 0.001, LN
CTX F(4,38) = 4.17 p = 0.007, BC F(4,38) = 5.21, p = 0.002, BC F(4,38) = 3.60, p = 0.014
HI F(4,39) = 0.82, p = 0.521 F(4,37) = 3.08, p = 0.028, LN F(4,38) = 0.71, p = 0.591
BS F(4,39) = 4.90, p = 0.003 F(4,38) = 64.46, p < 0.001, BC F(4,39) = 2.34, p = 0.072
  1. F—ANOVA test, H—Kruskal-Wallis test, BC—normal distribution after Box-Cox transformation, LN—normal distribution after natural logar 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