Table 2: Emax and D2 values for control and diabetic rats.

CDD + FFC + FFCDD + FFC + FF

Phenylephrine E(+)
Phenylephrine E(−)
Acetylcholine
A23187
L-Arginine
Sodium nitroprusside

Data are expressed as mean ± SEM, .
is defined as the ratio of phenylephrine precontraction to maximum relaxation of acetylcholine, L-arginine, sodium nitroprusside, and calcium inonophore A23187.
is defined as −log EC50 concentration of drugs.
C: control; DM: diabetes mellitus; FF: fenofibrate; E(+): endothelium-intact aorta; E(−): endothelium-denuded aorta.
* versus C, # versus DM.