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Table 6 Serum COR and CRH levels of maternal rats and foetuses

From: Pre-gestational stress reduces the ratio of 5-HIAA to 5-HT and the expression of 5-HT1A receptor and serotonin transporter in the brain of foetal rat

Groups n COR (ng/ml) CRH (pg/ml)
Maternal rats of control 8 139.5 ± 11.9 2.69 ± 0.19
   (129.5~149.5) (2.53~2.85)
Maternal rats of CUS 12 202.5 ± 12.2** 3.63 ± 0.26**
   (194.7~210.3) (3.46~3.80)
Female foetuses of control 47 174.2 ± 17.8 2.95 ± 0.51
   (169.0~179.4) (2.80~3.10)
Female foetuses of CUS 43 220.3 ± 15.6** 3.76 ± 0.42**
   (215.5~225.1) (3.63~3.89)
Male foetuses of control 40 158.8 ± 14.4 2.69 ± 0.40
   (154.2~163.4) (2.56~2.82)
Male foetuses of CUS 49 191 ± 13.8** 3.6 ± 0.41**
   (187.0~195.0) (3.48~3.72)
  1. Data are mean ± S.D. Data in bracket are 95% confidence intervals for each relevant statistic. **: P < 0.01 compared with control and the data of foetuses compared with control by the same sex
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