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Table 1 Blood glucose levels and plasma corticosterone levels of conscious and anesthetized rats

From: Conscious rat PET imaging with soft immobilization for quantitation of brain functions: comprehensive assessment of anesthesia effects on cerebral blood flow and metabolism

  Blood glucose levels (mmol/L) Plasma corticosterone levels (ng/mL)
Before [18F]FDG injection Before [18F]FDG injection After [18F]FDG-PET After [125I]IMP assay
Conscious 7.51 ± 8.1 10.4 ± 5.0 13.6 ± 3.4 15.9 ± 3.2††
MMB 10.0 ± 2.5** 9.42 ± 5.98 2.87 ± 3.59** 2.90 ± 4.79**
KX 10.6 ± 0.4** n.d n.d n.d
Chloral 7.99 ± 1.35 n.d n.d n.d
PTB 6.30 ± 0.56 n.d n.d n.d
PF 6.42 ± 0.77 n.d n.d n.d
IFL 7.73 ± 0.81 8.94 ± 3.17 5.44 ± 2.66* 6.64 ± 3.96*
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD (n = 6–7 for blood glucose levels, and n = 4 for plasma corticosterone levels). *P < 0.05 and **P < 0.01 compared with conscious rats as determined using ANOVA with Dunnett’s multiple comparison test. P < 0.05 and ††P < 0.01 compared with before [18F]FDG injection as determined using repeated ANOVA with Tukey’s multiple comparison test. n.d. not determined