Table 4

Effects of Se and AA intakes on α-tocopherol concentrations in guinea pig tissues1

Animals

Liver

Heart

Kidney

Testis

Muscle

Spleen

Plasma2


Week 53

μg AT/g

Se-D/MC (n = 5)

6.50 ± 1.57a

2.22 ± 0.67a

2.68 ± 0.88a

2.42 ± 0.65a

1.46 ± 0.36a

3.71 ± 0.86a

1.26 ± 0.28a

Se-M/MC (n = 5)

12.13 ± 3.42a

3.20 ± 0.86a

2.77 ± 0.81a

2.61 ± 0.84a

1.11 ± 0.42a

5.53 ± 1.22a

1.11 ± 0.18a

Se-N/MC (n = 6)

10.30 ± 2.88a

2.71 ± 1.12a

2.92 ± 1.11a

3.07 ± 0.92a

1.19 ± 0.49a

5.53 ± 1.23a

1.00 ± 0.31a

Se-N/NC (n = 5)

14.78 ± 4.11a

3.70 ± 1.41a

4.91 ± 1.15a

2.74 ± 0.63a

1.38 ± 0.34a

6.75 ± 1.63a

1.13 ± 0.33a4

Week 123

Se-D/MC (n = 4)

10.35 ± 3.58a

2.64 ± 0.77a

3.90 ± 0.92a

2.34 ± 0.59a

0.95 ± 0.32a

5.32 ± 1.58a

0.59 ± 0.27a

Se-M/MC (n = 5)

20.71 ± 1.54bc

6.79 ± 0.72b

5.46 ± 0.72a

2.98 ± 0.35a

1.68 ± 0.31a

8.75 ± 1.02bc

1.10 ± 0.15ab

Se-N/MC (n = 6)

15.10 ± 1.81ab

5.49 ± 0.67ab

5.12 ± 0.64a

2.49 ± 0.21a

1.53 ± 0.25a

7.37 ± 0.87ab

0.73 ± 0.11ab

Se-N/NC (n = 5)

23.87 ± 3.86c

6.37 ± 1.59b

7.98 ± 1.03b

3.63 ± 0.62a

1.66 ± 0.23a

10.76 ± 0.98c

1.48 ± 0.47b


1 AT concentrations in tissues from guinea pigs killed at week 5 and 12, 48 and 24 hrs post AA dosing, respectively.

2μg AT/mL.

3 For week 5 and week 12, values in a column without a common letter differ, P < 0.05. Values are means ± SEM.

4 n = 4.

5 n values are in parentheses.

Bertinato et al. Nutrition Journal 2007 6:7   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-7

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