Table 2.

Microvascular changes in VEGF/vehicle-treated RK ratsa

ParameterVEGF (n = 7)Vehicle (n = 4)
aData are expressed as mean ± SD. PTC, peritubular capillary.
bP < 0.05 versus vehicle.
cP < 0.01 versus vehicle.
Glomerular capillary
total glomerular capillary number/glomerular cross section42.7 ± 6.7b30.2 ± 7.0
glomerular cross-sectional area (mm2)0.027 ± 0.0060.025 ± 0.007
glomerular capillary density (number/0.01 mm2)16.8 ± 2.6c12.6 ± 4.1
PTC
positive area of PTC (%/100 tubules)1.29 ± 0.39b0.63 ± 0.24
PTC rarefaction index (%)6.34 ± 1.40c20.8 ± 5.4