Table 1 The treatment of rats in different groups
GroupnTreatment
Sham10Sham-operated rats with ovaries exposed but not resected
OVX10Ovariectomized rats with removal of ovaries injected with PBS
OVX + NC10Ovariectomized rats with removal of ovaries, injected with Lentivirus-GFP
OVX + ERK-5 shRNA10Ovariectomized rats with removal of ovaries, injected with Lentivirus-ERK-5-shRNA
OVX + ERK-5 overexpression10Ovariectomized rats with removal of ovaries, injected with Lentivirus-ERK-5-overexpression
  • Abbreviations: n, number; OVX, ovariectomized rat; shRNA, short hairpin RNA.