Research Paper Volume 11, Issue 21 pp 9901—9911

Innate sensitivity to stress facilitates inflammation, alters metabolism and shortens lifespan in a mouse model of social hierarchy

Figure 2. Body weight, blood glucose level and skin surface temperature in Dom and Sub mice. The body weight (males (A), females (B)) and blood glucose level (males (C), females (D) are significantly higher in Dom mice (two-way ANOVA, p<0.001). A significant decrease in body surface temperature (E) was observed in stress sensitive Sub male (Student unpaired two-tailed t-test, t=2.653, p<0.05) and female (Student unpaired two-tailed t-test, t=3.335, p<0.01) mice in comparison to their Dom counterparts. Dom males n=30, females n=15; Sub males n=20, females n=16. * - p<0.05, ** - p<0.01. Error bars indicate SEM.