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Table 1 Biochemical and renal function measurements in six groups of rats.

From: Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) 2 Overexpression Ameliorates Glomerular Injury in a Rat Model of Diabetic Nephropathy: A Comparison with ACE Inhibition

Parameters Normal group (n = 10) No treatment group (n = 10) Ad-GFP group (n = 10) Ad-ACE2 group (n = 10) ACEI group (n = 10) Ad-ACE2 + ACEI group (n = 10)
Blood glucose (mmol/L) 8.92 ± 0.48 28.94 ± 1.60 29.65 ± 1.42 29.07 ± 1.51 29.84 ± 1.61 29.70 ± 1.25
Body weight (g) 450.39 ± 9.36 259.65 ± 18.96b 261.43 ± 21.34b 295.56 ± 21.89a,c 287.24 ± 20.18a,c 286.60 ± 21.95a
KW/BW (g/kg) 3.41 ± 0.34 5.47 ± 0.46b 5.42 ± 0.51b 4.46 ± 0.42a,c 4.73 ± 0.37a,c 4.72 ± 0.31a,c
Urine volume (ml/24 h) 17.10 ± 1.57 140.19 ± 10.38b 133.86 ± 16.58b 62.68 ± 15.67a,c 58.33 ± 8.45a,c 53.91 ± 7.67a,c
  1. KW/BW, kidney weight-to-body weight ratio.
  2. aP < 0.05, bP < 0.01 versus normal group.
  3. cP < 0.05 for no treatment group.