Gene expression of the identified proteins in WKY, Lean, and CP rats at 6 and 25 weeks of age. The mRNA levels of Spin2b, AHSG, CES3, MGLL, and PDHB1 in the adipose tissues were determined by quantitative RT-PCR analysis and expressed relative to that of β-actin. Quantitative data are expressed relative to the values for WKY. Data are mean ± SEM of six animals per group. *P < 0.05, versus the corresponding value for WKY. WKY; Wistar Kyoto rats, Lean; spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR/lean), CP; SHR/NDmcr-cp (cp/cp) rats.