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Table 1 Content of various proteins detected in the aortic media

From: Spice up the hypertension diet - curcumin and piperine prevent remodeling of aorta in experimental L-NAME induced hypertension

  L LP LCP LC Con P CP C
PTAH 26.38 ± 11.65* 21.06 ± 10.52 + 17.69 ± 5.02 ++ 15.01 ± 8.52 +++ 20.07 ± 7.12 21.58 ± 13.41 + 17.45 ± 4.88 ++ 21.50 ± 6.92 +
actin 18.87 ± 13.19*** 24.81 ± 10.39*. + 26.81 ± 8.41 ++ 27.76 ± 8.50 +++ 31.03 ± 9.00 32.69 ± 7.34 +++ 30.48 ± 8.11 +++ 27.96 ± 6.25 ++
elastin 25.75 ± 3.93*** 28.06 ± 3.92*** 33.73 ± 3.09 +++ 30.95 ± 8.36 + 34.12 ± 7.88 33.26 ± 9.02 +++ 33.78 ± 9.40 +++ 34.74 ± 5.57 +++
collagen I 12.48 ± 6.77** 10.60 ± 8.23*** 10.85 ± 3.45*** 7.22 ± 4.76*** 20.20 ± 12.10 22.67 ± 7.18 ++ 18.67 ± 11.09 + 22.11 ± 10.12 ++
collagen III 0.23 ± 0.16* 0.20 ± 0.17** 0.30 ± 0.18* 0.22 ± 0.24** 0.50 ± 0.39 0.61 ± 0.44 + 0.60 ± 0.51 ++ 0.58 ± 0.43 ++
total collagen 12.75 ± 6.89** 10.81 ± 8.36*** 11.15 ± 3.56*** 7.44 ± 4.95*** 20.71 ± 12.27 23.29 ± 7.41 +++ 19.27 ± 11.46 +++ 22.69 ± 10.38 +++
van Gieson 15.14 ± 6.78*** 17.45 ± 4.22*** 17.35 ± 2.08*** 13.98 ± 4.15*** 25.57 ± 6.27 27.01 ± 5.42 +++ 25.20 ± 3.34 +++ 26.08 ± 3.82 +++
CSA 0.77 ± 0.17* 0.73 ± 0.19* 0.62 ± 0.05 ++ 0.73 ± 0.13* 0.55 ± 0.04 0.54 ± 0.07 + 0.55 ± 0.09 + 0.55 ± 0.03 +
thickness 0.14 ± 0.03* 0.14 ± 0.02** 0.12 ± 0.01 0.14 ± 0.02*** 0.11 ± 0.01 0.10 ± 0.01 ++ 0.11 ± 0.01 + 0.11 ± 0.01 +
inner diameter 1.42 ± 0.09 1.51 ± 0.15 1.43 ± 0.03 1.47 ± 0.12 1.54 ± 0.09 1.53 ± 0.12 1.58 ± 0.11 1.49 ± 0.13
  1. The table summarizes the values of the relative content of various proteins in the media of the aorta expressed in% of the total cross sectional area (CSA), which is given in mm2, thickness and inner diameter in mm. Con - control, L - L-NAME induced hypertension, P - piperine, C - curcumin. + p < 0.05, ++ p < 0.01, +++ p < 0.001 versus L; * p < 0.05 versus Con, ** p < 0.01 versus Con, *** p < 0.001 versus Con.