Table 2

Tissue mass and DNA content of adipose tissues in various sites

TissueGenotypenFat mass, mgTissue DNA, μgMass/DNA × 103
BAT+/+472  ±  3183  ±  20.39  ±  0.02
−/−4139  ±  15*196  ±  200.71  ±  0.05*
Epididymal WAT+/+4371  ±  85147  ±  172.44  ±  0.34
−/−4180  ±  13126  ±  111.47  ±  0.15**
Retroperitoneal WAT+/+484  ±  2841  ±  41.92  ±  0.52
−/−471  ±  844  ±  21.61  ±  0.11
Femoral WAT+/+4256  ±  47358  ±  380.70  ±  0.06
−/−4362  ±  69382  ±  321.00  ±  0.26
  • Tissue DNA content was measured fluorimetrically. Values are expressed as mean ± SE. *, P < 0.001; **, P < 0.05 versus HSL+/+ by Student's t test.