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Table 1 Mean scores for behavioral test and the wet weight index

From: Enhancement of musculocutaneous nerve reinnervation after vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene therapy

  BT ± SD WW index ± SD
Intact MCN 5.00 ± 0.00 1.003 ± 0.029
Plasmid phVEGF ETE 4.46 ± 0.56*†‡# 0.851 ± 0.078*†‡#
Plasmid ETE 3.42 ± 0.38* 0.774 ± 0.057*
Vehiculum ETE 3.42 ± 0.49* 0.760 ± 0.037*
Plasmid phVEGF ETS 3.83 ± 0.52*†‡ 0.597 ± 0.082*†‡
Plasmid ETS 3.16 ± 0.26* 0.500 ± 0.069*
Vehiculum ETS 3.08 ± 0.21* 0.479 ± 0.079*
  1. * indicates statistic significance (P < 0.05) when compared with intact.
  2. † indicates statistic significance (P < 0.05) when compared with plasmid.
  3. ‡ indicates statistic significance (P < 0.05) when compared with vehiculum.
  4. # indicates statistic significance (P < 0.05) when compared with plasmid phVEGF ETS.
  5. Mean scores for behavioral (grooming) test (BT) and the wet weight index (WW index) of biceps brachii muscles (a ratio of ipsilateral to contralateral muscle) of intact rats and those with end-to-end (ETE) or end-to-side (ETS) neurorrhaphy after application of plasmid phVEGF, plasmid (control) and vehiculum. Six rats were used for each group.