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Table 3 HPLC analysis of DA, DOPAC, and DOPAC/DA in the left- and right-side mPFCs of the offspring rats

From: Pre-gestational stress alters stress-response of pubertal offspring rat in sexually dimorphic and hemispherically asymmetric manner

Groups Sex of offspring Position of mPFC N DA (ng/g) DOPAC (ng/g) DOPAC/DA (%)
Control Female Left 24 202.3 ± 3.11 106.9 ± 1.62 52.8 ± 0.34
   Right 24 199.9 ± 3.7 107.2 ± 1.95 53.7 ± 0.27
Control Male Left 24 204.4 ± 3.26 107.5 ± 1.77 52.6 ± 0.34
   Right 24 204.8 ± 3.01 107.9 ± 1.85 52.7 ± 0.43
CUS Female Left 30 198.9 ± 2.77 93.9 ± 1.38* 47.3 ± 0.24*
   Right 30 201.3 ± 2.89 76.6 ± 1.58*# 36.9 ± 0.49*#
CUS Male Left 30 202.7 ± 2.43 97.6 ± 1.34* 48.1 ± 0.29*
   Right 30 202.3 ± 3.06 80.8 ± 1.69*# 39.9 ± 0.56*#
  1. Data are mean ± S.E. *:P < 0.01, compared with controls of the same sex and the same position. #:P < 0.01, compared with left-side mPEC for the same group and same sex.:P < 0.01, compared with male offspring rats from the same group and same position.