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Table 1 Body weight and body composition, physical activity and meal patterns of wild type (WT), Sox2-Cre:Errβ+/lox, and Sox2-Cre:Errβlox/lox mice

From: Estrogen-related receptor β deficiency alters body composition and response to restraint stress

Genotype Age Body composition   Meal patterns
Body weight Fat mass Lean mass Activity Pellets Satiety ratio IMI
(grams) (grams) (grams) (beam breaks) (number) (IMI/meal size) (minutes)
WT 3 weeks 13.1 ± 0.5 2.09 ± 0.09 10.06 ± 0.41     
Sox2-Cre:Errβ+/lox 3 weeks 14.0 ± 0.7 2.58 ± 0.16* 10.56 ± 0.62*     
Sox2-Cre:Errβlox/lox 3 weeks 12.9 ± 0.8 1.64 ± 0.17 10.51 ± 0.61     
WT 9 months 36.5 ± 0.9 12.19 ± 0.65 23.09 ± 0.46 67207 ± 8601 128 ± 15 8.3 ± 0.9 107 ± 17
Sox2-Cre:Errβ+/lox 9 months 46.1 ± 3.0* 21.43 ± 1.84* 24.00 ± 0.63 93599 ± 9879 238 ± 35* 5.6 ± 0.7# 102 ± 10  
Sox2-Cre:Errβlox/lox 9 months 28.4 ± 1.3* 5.69 ± 0.74* 21.64 ± 0.40* 133741 ± 20533* 260 ± 57* 4.1 ± 0.7* 67 ± 11*
  1. *P < 0.05 relative to WT.
  2. #P = 0.05 relative to WT.
  3. Activity is a measurement for the number of beam break, which represents horizontal physical activity that is parallel to the ground.
  4. Meal patterns for Sox2-Cre:Errβlox/lox mice are adapted from [14].