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Table 2 Mean ± SD of plasma catestatin, vasostatin, and saliva catestatin and sampling stress behavior score

From: Catestatin and vasostatin concentrations in healthy dogs

Parameters Research dogs (n = 10) Blood donor dogs (n = 33)
Plasma catestatin (nmol/l) 0.81 ± 0.08a 0.76 ± 0.10a
Plasma vasostatin (nmol/l) 0.57 ± 0.55b 0.44 ± 0.39b
Saliva catestatin (nmol/l) 0.83 ± 0.12a 0.64 ± 0.21c
Blood sampling stress behavior VAS score (mm) 8.9 ± 10.5a 19.1 ± 17.3a
Saliva sampling stress behavior VAS score (mm) 11.1 ± 7.8a 21.2 ± 16.7a
  1. In research dogs, plasma vasostatin concentrations differed significantly from plasma and saliva catestatin concentrations. In blood donor dogs, plasma catestatin, vasostatin, and saliva catestatin differed significantly. Blood and saliva sampling stress behavior VAS scores did not differ significantly between both dog groups
  2. a,b,cDifferent letters within each column of concentration and stress behavior VAS score indicate significant differences using Tukey’s method adjustment (P < 0.05)