Expression of autophagy markers Atg5 and Atg7 in visceral und subcutaneous fat of WOKW and LEW.1 W rats. Representative Western blots and corresponding densitometrical analyses (Figure 1A, B) of Atg5 and Atg7 in visceral and subcutaneous fat of WOKW rats compared to the LEW.1 W control animals. The significant increased expression of Atg5 and Atg7 in visceral fat WOKW rats vs. LEW.1 W control animals. Data from n = 6 are presented as mean ± SEM * p ≤ 0.05, ** p ≤ 0.01, *** p ≤ 0.001, according to the one-way analysis of variance together with the Newman-Keuls test. GAPDH was used as loading control. AU – arbitrary units.