Table 4

Ferritin protein and the iron1 concentration in the liver tissue in birds given "High Fe" diet (54 ppm Fe) and "Low Fe" (42 ppm Fe)(values are mean ± SEM, n = 6)

Treatment diet

Ferritin μg/g wet weight

Iron μg/g wet weight

Iron/Ferritin μmol


"High Fe"

425 ± 18a

48.1 ± 4.2a

68.5 ± 5.6a


"Low Fe"

409 ± 12a

39.5 ± 3.5a

59.8 ± 5.2a


1Atomic mass for iron is 55.8 g/mol.

Tako et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:113   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-113

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