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Table 1 Measurements of pancreatic plasma extravasation, pancreatic and lung myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity and serum amylase levels in phospholipase A2(PLA2) – and taurocholate (TAU)-induced acute pancreatitis in rats.

From: Influence of acute pancreatitis on the in vitro responsiveness of rat mesenteric and pulmonary arteries

Groups Pancreatic plasma extravasation (μl of plasma) Pancreatic MPO (U/mg of tissue) Lung MPO (U/mg of tissue) Serum Amylase (U/l)
SAL 198 ± 10 1.4 ± 0.3 18 ± 1 408 ± 21
PLA 2 303 ± 30** 4.3 ± 0.6** 32 ± 3* 854 ± 83**
TAU 298 ± 38* 3.5 ± 0.5** 48 ± 6** 1258 ± 141**
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± S.E.M. of 9 rats. *P < 0.05 and **P < 0.01 compared to rats injected with saline (SAL). # P < 0.05 compared with PLA2 group.