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Table 3 Body and ovary weights

From: Variations in maternal care alter corticosterone and 17beta-estradiol levels, estrous cycle and folliculogenesis and stimulate the expression of estrogen receptors alpha and beta in the ovaries of UCh rats

Parameters UChA Offspring UChB Offspring
Body weight (g) 233.50 ± 3.16 240.0 ± 8.26*
Absolute ovary weight (g) 0.059 ± 0.001 0.074 ± 0.004*
Relative ovary weight (g/100 g) 0.025 ± 0.001 0.030 ± 0.001*
Primordial follicle 76 (59 - 113) 108 (84 - 133)*
Primary follicle 39 (14 - 70) 21.5 (15 - 27)*
Ki67 index (%) 30 (20-36) 50(34-75)*
Growth follicle 89 (49 - 106) 63.5 (46 - 73)*
Ki67 index (%) 40 (20-48) 41 (31-58)
Preantral follicle 57 (28 - 74) 53.5 (41 - 59)
Ki67 index (%) 41 (12-53) 64 (42-90)*
Antral follicle 58.5 (47 - 74) 72.5 (59 - 86)*
Ki67 index (%) 2.4 (2.1-3.5) 8.6 (7.3-9.8)*
Mature follicle 4.5 (4 - 7) 6 (2 - 11)
Ki67 index (%) 3.7 (1.6-10) 15.5 (9.09-21.87)*
  1. Frequency and cell proliferation index of the ovarian follicles in the UCh offspring (n = 10/group)
  2. Body weight data are expressed as means ± SEM. Values of frequency and cell proliferation index are expressed as median (Q1 - Q3). Student's t-test; *p < 0.05