Table 2: Vascular functionality in thoracic aortic rings and mesenteric arteries as assessed via EC50 and maximal response.

NoradrenalineAcetylcholineSodium nitroprusside
Log EC50Maximal contractionLog EC50Maximal relaxationLog EC50Maximal relaxation

Thoracic aortic rings
WKY
WKY + THC
STZ
STZ + THC

Mesenteric arteries
WKY
WKY + THC
STZ
STZ + THC

All data are presented as mean ± standard error of the mean; versus WKY and versus STZ.