Table 2: General data for carotid arteries in experimental groups.

Carotid arteriesMPO−/−Wild-type
ControlLPS-treatedControlLPS-treated
M ± SEM 
mN/mm
M ± SEM 
mN/mm
M ± SEM 
mN/mm
M ± SEM 
mN/mm

Contraction (tension)
 1  M PE1.31 ± 0.21 
1.46 ± 0.08 
1.51 ± 0.06 
1.52 ± 0.09 
 1  M PE after L-NAME1.43 ± 0.10 
1.37 ± 0.04 
1.56 ± 0.13 
1.64 ± 0.15 
 3  M PE0.90 ± 0.11 
1.13 ± 0.06 
1.03 ± 0.07 
1.21 ± 0.06 
 3  M PE in high K+1.44 ± 0.11 
1.56 ± 0.06 
1.54 ± 0.11 
1.72 ± 0.11 
 High K+1.22 ± 0.13 
1.41 ± 0.09 
1.27 ± 0.11 
1.40 ± 0.09 
Relaxation (% of change in tension)
 Maximal relaxation to acetylcholine92.20 ± 1.15 
93.86 ± 3.88 
94.24 ± 1.36 
94.90 ± 1.65