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Table 2 Physiologic variables and metabolic indexes during exercise in control and EPO-deficient mice

From: Skeletal muscle alterations and exercise performance decrease in erythropoietin-deficient mice: a comparative study

  Control (n = 8) EPO-d (n = 9) p-value
Age (weeks) 21.3±3.7 19.3±1.0 NS
Weight (g) 22.7±0.9 21.7±1.28 NS
Htc (%) 40.8±2.7 19.6±2.7 0.001
vPeak (m/min) 19.0±3.2 13.9±2.3 0.004
CS (m.min -1 ) 16.4±2.9 11.15±1.5 0.002
VO 2max (ml.kg -0.75 .min -1 ) 48.3±1.4 34.4±5.4 0.0005
[La] INC (mmol.l -1 ) 3.3±1.1 9.4±2.6 0.007
Tlim (min) 43.2±13.3 50.3±20.8 NS
[La] SS (mmol.l -1 ) 2.8±2.0 3.4±2.7 NS
  1. Data are quoted as the mean ± SD; NS: not significant at p < 0.05; V ˙ O 2 : oxygen consumption; V ˙ O 2 max :maximum V ˙ O 2 .