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Table 1 Endothelin-1 (ET-1) concentrations (mean ± SEM) in the ovaries, the adrenal glands, and the hypothalami in the three experimental groups the healthy control group, the polycystic ovary (PCO) control group, and the PCO group receiving electro-acupuncture (EA).

From: Steroid-induced polycystic ovaries in rats: effect of electro-acupuncture on concentrations of endothelin-1 and nerve growth factor (NGF), and expression of NGF mRNA in the ovaries, the adrenal glands, and the central nervous system

  ET-1 concentrations (pmol/g)
  Healthy control PCO Control PCO EA
Ovary 0.44 ± 0.11 0.38 ± 0.14 0.15 ± 0.05a
Adrenal gland 0.01 ± 0.01 0.05 ± 0.02 0.06 ± 0.04
Hypothalamus 0.14 ± 0.05 0.33 ± 0.10 0.71 ± 0.23a
  1. a p < 0.05 when the PCO group receiving EA were compared with the healthy controls.