Table 3: General data for saphenous arteries in experimental groups.

Saphenous arteriesMPO−/−Wild-type
ControlControl
M ± SEM 
mN/mm
M ± SEM 
mN/mm

Contraction (tension)
 1  M PE2.69 ± 0.41 
2.68 ± 0.40 
 1  M PE after L-NAME2.91 ± 0.15** 
3.59 ± 0.11 
 3  M PE2.90 ± 0.20 
3.12 ± 0.17 
 3  M PE in high K+3.61 ± 0.21** 
4.36 ± 0.09 
 High K+3.36 ± 0.21** 
4.03 ± 0.08 
Relaxation (% of change in tension)
 Maximal relaxation to acetylcholine 99.07 ± 0.81 
99.89 ± 0.12 
 Maximal relaxation to acetylcholine after L-NAME94.37 ± 1.60 
97.08 ± 0.50 

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