Table 1.

Mean (±SEM) grains/cell as a function of the area (100 μm2) of the cell for the AP-2 mRNA and NGFI-A mRNAin situ hybridization in various brain regions from nonhandled and chronically handled animals killed at 30 min after handling on day 7

Brain RegionNGFI-A mRNA levelsAP-2 mRNA levels
HandledNonhandledHandledNonhandled
Amygdala3.4  ± 0.21.9  ± 1.03.1  ± 0.43.9  ± 1.0
Hypothalamus3.5  ± 0.43.1  ± 0.33.9  ± 0.42.4  ± 0.2
Cortex2.3  ± 0.31.9  ± 0.23.6  ± 0.42.3  ± 1.1