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Table 2 Comparison of array results and RT-PCR results for selected genes. Gene expression percentages are reported relative to the control values. F/ WR: Fasting Weight Reduction.

From: Regulation of mouse hepatic genes in response to diet induced obesity, insulin resistance and fasting induced weight reduction

Genes Assay High Fat vs. Control F/ WR vs. Control
IL6st Array 154 ± 21%* 144 ± 21%*
  RT-PCR 167 ± 19%* 185 ± 15%*
PTP4a2 Array 71 ± 4%* 89 ± 3%*
  RT-PCR 75 ± 16% 94 ± 18%
RGS3 Array 35 ± 5%* 54 ± 8%*
  RT-PCR 38 ± 9%* 59 ± 8%*
G6P RT-PCR 476 ± 72% 769 ± 216%*
PCK1 RT-PCR 132 ± 28% 217 ± 80%*
Malic Enzyme RT-PCR 9.1 ± 1.5%* 0.1 ± 0.1%*
  1. *Indicates that the measurements were significantly different from control values at P < 0.01.
  2. Indicates that the measurements made on the micro array were significantly different from the RT-PCR measurement at P < 0.05.