Gene expression in the subcutaneous adipose tissues from an independent set of morbidly obese male patients analyzed by quantitative real-time RT-PCR. The real-time RT-PCR data were calculated using the relative quantification method by comparison with the expression of the housekeeping gene RPLP0 (Pfaffl, 2001). The boxes represent the medians and interquartile ranges. Whiskers represent the 10th and 90th percentiles. Comparisons of the groups were made with the Mann-Whitney test. Control n = 8; morbidly obese (MO) n = 9. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, and ***P < 0.001.