Table 1: Rat-specific primers (in alphabetical order) designed and used for real-time PCR analyses.

GBANbp

ACTBse, 5′-AGCCATGTACGTAGCCATCC-3′NM_031144115
as, 5′-ACCCTCATAGATGGGCACAG-3′

LEPse, 5′-GAGACCTCCTCCATCTGCTG-3′NM_013076192
as, 5′-CTCAGCATTCAGGGCTAAGG-3′

NPYse, 5′-TACTCCGCTCTGCGACACTA-3′NM_012614115
as, 5′-GGGCATTTTCTGTGCTTTCT-3′

se: sense; as: antisense; GBAN: GenBank Accession Number; amplicon length, in bp.