Table 4.

Physiological and morphological changes in birds infused with vehicle or caspase inhibitor cocktail

SD, 3 dt test
Vehicle (n = 5)Caspase inhibitors (n = 6)
Testosterone
    Plasma levels (ng/ml)0.39 ± 0.170.83 ± 0.37t(4.27) = 1.0798, p = 0.3374
HVC
    Cannula distance (mm)0.17 ± 0.070.27 ± 0.04t(6.91) = 1.8701, p = 0.1042
    Unilateral volume (mm3)0.69 ± 0.020.60 ± 0.04t(7.79) = 1.5342, p = 0.1645
    Neuron density (×103/mm3)97 ± 7144 ± 8t(8.94) = 4.3868, p = 0.0018
    Neuron no. (×103)70 ± 790 ± 5t(7.72) = 2.4514, p = 0.0409
    AC-3 cell no.5370 ± 6811844 ± 290t(6.76) = 4.7617, p = 0.0022
RA
    Unilateral volume (mm3)0.33 ± 0.030.28 ± 0.04t(7.08) = 0.8746, p = 0.4105
vVZ
    BrdU-positive cell no.2308 ± 223934 ± 160t(7.56) = 5.0000, p = 0.0012
  • All values are mean ± SEM. Bold indicates significant differences.