Table 2

Spearman correlation coefficients between relevant metabolic and microbial measures within the GG rats (n = 18)

Spearman correlation coefficients
VariableGRLGLP-1CholesterolTAGHOMA-IRWeightMesenteric adipose tissueRetroperitoneal adipose tissueSubcutaneous adipose tissueLPSBALacto-bacillusCollinsellaRuminococcus
GRL1.00−0.52*0.010.320.70*0.090.420.31−0.020.18−0.390.22−0.49*0.20
GLP-1−0.52*1.00−0.07−0.36−0.64*−0.31−0.36−0.33−0.10−0.080.21−0.140.090.08
Cholesterol0.01−0.071.000.53*0.450.61*0.65*0.69*0.79*0.64*−0.55*0.200.02−0.55*
TAG0.32−0.360.53*1.000.64*0.80*0.52*0.54*0.56*0.50*−0.250.29−0.16−0.33
HOMA-IR0.70*−0.64*0.450.64*1.000.450.57*0.50*0.400.42−0.62*0.17−0.30−0.19
Weight0.09−0.310.61*0.80*0.451.000.55*0.59*0.53*0.46−0.080.140.05−0.45
Mesenteric adipose tissue0.42−0.360.65*0.52*0.57*0.55*1.000.97*0.61*0.47*−0.54*0.360.05−0.52*
Retroperitoneal adipose tissue0.31−0.330.69*0.54*0.50*0.59*0.97*1.000.67*0.52*−0.54*0.420.08−0.57*
Subcutaneous adipose tissue−0.02−0.100.79*0.56*0.400.53*0.61*0.67*1.000.43−0.380.260.19−0.69*
LPS0.18−0.080.64*0.50*0.420.460.47*0.52*0.431.00−0.65*0.16−0.34−0.08
BA−0.390.21−0.55*−0.25−0.62*−0.08−0.54*−0.54*−0.38−0.65*1.00−0.170.200.13
Lactobacillus0.22−0.140.200.290.170.140.360.420.260.16−0.171.000.03−0.21
Collinsella−0.49*0.090.02−0.16−0.300.050.050.080.19−0.340.200.031.00−0.69*
Ruminococcus0.200.08−0.55*−0.33−0.19−0.45−0.52*−0.57*−0.69*−0.080.13−0.21−0.69*1.00
  • GRL, ghrelin.

  • *P < 0.05.