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Table 3 Results of statistical analysis of behavioral variables in elevated plus maze test

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

Variable/time 1′ 2′ 3′ 4′ 5′
 Distance moved (m) F(3,44) = 0.85, p = 0.475 F(3,44) = 0.77, p = 0.516 F(3,44) = 1.38, p = 0.261 F(3,44) = 4.66, p = 0.006 F(3,44) = 3.31, p = 0.029
 Velocity (cm/s) F(3,44) = 0.92, p = 0.440 F(3,44) = 0.75, p = 0.526 F(3,44) = 1.38, p = 0.260 F(3,44) = 4.66, p = 0.006 F(3,44) = 3.29, p = 0.029
 Activity (mean %) F(3,44) = 0.98, p = 0.412 F(3,44) = 1.11, p = 0.354 F(3,44) = 1.15, p = 0.339 F(3,44) = 2.73, p = 0.049 F(3,44) = 2.82, p = 0.049
 Enter to closed (f) F(3,44) = 3.86, p = 0.016 F(3,44) = 0.81, p = 0.493 F(3,44) = 1.23, p = 0.309 F(3,44) = 0.83, p = 0.479 F(3,44) = 1.12, p = 0.351
 Open/closed time ratio F(3,44) = 0.84, p = 0.482 F(3,44) = 1.23, p = 0.312 F(3,44) = 0.72, p = 0.547 F(3,44) = 2.91, p = 0.045 F(3,44) = 0.43, p = 0.731
Variable/group SH NaCl SH LPS VG NaCl VG LPS  
 Distance moved (m) F(4,55) = 6.04, p < 0.001 F(4,55) = 0.87, p = 0.491 F(4,55) = 0.22, p = 0.926 F(4,55) = 0.52, p = 0.714  
 Velocity (cm/s) F(4,55) = 5.99, p < 0.001 F(4,55) = 0.91, p = 0.466 F(4,55) = 0.22, p = 0.928 F(4,55) = 0,52, p = 0.724  
 Activity (mean %) F(4,55) = 5.84, p < 0.001 F(4,55) = 0.32, p = 0.864 F(4,55) = 0.49, p = 0.737 F(4,55) = 0.54, p = 0.708  
 Enter to closed (f) F(4,55) = 1.94, p = 0.116 F(4,55) = 1.89, p = 0.127 F(4,55) = 0,71, p = 0.585 F(4,55) = 1.52, p = 0.206  
 Open/closed time ratio F(4,55) = 1.32, p = 0.273 F(4,55) = 2.31, p = 0.072 F(4,55) = 1.19, p = 0.324 F(4,55) = 2.21, p = 0.078  
  1. F—ANOVA test, standard font—statistical insignificant, bolded and italicized font—statistical significant. 1′,2′, 3′, 4′, 5′ —following minutes of the test, SH sham surgery, VG subdiaphragmatic vagotomy, NaCl single intraperitoneal vehicle injection, LPS single intraperitoneal LPS injection