Analysis of the preadipocyte fractions and mature adipocyte fractions in adipose tissue from wild-type mice and adiponectin-transgenic mice.
mRNA levels of the Wnt ligands (A) in preadipocyte fractions (closed bars) and mature adipocyte fractions (open bars) from adiponectin-transgenic mice shown as ratios to those of wild-type C57BL/6 mice at the age of 20 weeks (n = 4 or 5, for each group). mRNA levels of adipocyte marker genes in the mature adipocyte fractions shown as ratios to those of the preadipocyte fractions (B). Expression of Wnt ligands (C) and the cyclooxygenase-2 gene (D) in adipose tissue from diet-induced obese mice shown as ratios to those in wild-type mice (n = 4, each). Means and SD. *p<0.05, **p<0.01 vs. wild-type mice.