TABLE 3

Enzymatic activity, protein content, and mRNA level for HSL in both groups of subjects

L groupL + S groupP
HSL activity (mU/mg protein)44.0 ± 2.235.4 ± 2.20.039
Intensity of the 88-kDa protein (OD × mm2)33,504 ± 10,54427,599 ± 7,5780.623
Total HSL mRNA level (attoM mRNA/μg total isolated RNA)101 ± 38113 ± 350.890
HSL mRNA ratio (short form/total form)0.07 ± 0.030.14 ± 0.070.012
  • Data are means ± SE (n = 7) and were statistically compared by an unpaired Student’s t test. OD, optical density. attoM = 10−18 mol/l.