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Table 2 Correlations of spexin and spexin related methabolites during transition period in high yielding dairy cows (n = 10)

From: Changes in metabolic and hormonal profiles during transition period in dairy cattle – the role of spexin

Trait 1 Trait 2 Repeated measures correlation P-value
Spexin, ng/ml NEFA, mmol/l −0.393 0.005
Spexin, ng/ml BHBA, mmol/l −0.346 0.012
Spexin, ng/ml Ghrelin total, pg/ml −0.405 0.005
Spexin, ng/ml Progesterone, ng/ml 0.421 0.003
NEFA, mmol/l BHBA, mmol/l 0.430 0.002
NEFA, mmol/l Corticosterone, ng/ml 0.296 0.042
NEFA, mmol/l IGF - I, ng/ml 0.495 < 0.001
NEFA, mmol/l Ghrelin total, pg/ml 0.349 0.016
NEFA, mmol/l Insulin, ng/ml −0.537 0.000
NEFA, mmol/l Progesterone, ng/ml −0.446 0.002
NEFA, mmol/l Leptin, ng/ml −0.435 0.002
BHBA, mmol/l IGF - I, ng/ml 0.368 0.009
BHBA, mmol/l Ghrelin total, pg/ml 0.640 < 0.001
BHBA, mmol/l Insulin, ng/ml −0.452 0.002
BHBA, mmol/l Glucose, mg/dl −0.397 0.004
BHBA, mmol/l Progesterone, ng/ml −0.338 0.018
BHBA, mmol/l TG, mg/dl −0.288 0.050
Ghrelin total, pg/ml Progesterone, ng/ml −0.373 0.013
Progesterone, ng/ml 17 β -estradiol, pg/ml 0.363 0.023
Progesterone, ng/ml Insulin, ng/ml 0.413 0.007
Progesterone, ng/ml IGF - I, ng/ml −0.453 0.001
Progesterone, ng/ml Corticosterone, ng/ml −0.609 < 0.001
Progesterone, ng/ml ALP, IU/l 0.327 0.022
  1. NEFA nonesterified fatty acid, BHBA β-hydroxybutyrate acid, IGF – I insulin-like growth factor I, AST aspartate transaminase, ALP alkaline phosphatase: