(D) mRNA content in subcutaneous adipose tissue. Mice were separated into several groups: lean untreated (CTL, white bars), obese untreated (OB, black bars) or obese atorvastatin-treated (OBA, gray bars) mice. The mRNA was analyzed by real-time PCR, and Rplp0 gene was used for normalization. The values are means ± S.E. of 6 animals per group. *P < 0.05 vs. CTL; #P < 0.05 vs. OB; ANOVA and Student-Newman-Keuls post hoc test.