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Table 3 Regional GAD activity (μmoles of GABA produced / hr / mg wet tissue) of brain.

From: Dietary protein restriction causes modification in aluminum-induced alteration in glutamate and GABA system of rat brain

Brain regions Groups of animals Statistical calculation (F)
  Normal protein Low protein ANOVA Single factor ANOVA Two factors (with replication)
  Control Aluminum exposed Control Aluminum exposed   
Cerebrum 30.91 ± 2.18 57.67 ± 1.62 * 41.65 ± 2.60 31.47 ± 1.55 * 37.93 # Protein : 14.48 # Aluminum : 13.68 # Interaction : 82.63 #
Thalamic area 40.14 ± 1.16 47.15 ± 2.57 44.92 ± 2.78 42.80 ± 1.33 2.05 Protein : 0.01 Aluminum : 1.37 Interaction : 4.77 #
Midbrain-hippocampal region 38.48 ± 2.35 52.53 ± 0.77 * 43.48 ± 1.80 38.82 ± 2.81 9.93 # Protein : 4.40 # Aluminum : 5.11 # Interaction : 20.27 #
Cerebellum 25.81 ± 0.87 31.47 ± 2.02 34.04 ± 1.69 24.67 ± 2.21 * 6.24 # Protein : 0.24 Aluminum : 1.28 Interaction : 17.22 #
  1. Data are means of six observations ± SEM. * indicates significant difference (p < 0.05) in comparison to respective control. # indicates calculated F is higher than the critical F (α = 0.05).