Table 5

Protein carbonyl and lipid peroxide concentrations in liver cytosol and plasma of guinea pigs after 12 weeks on the experimental diets1

Protein Carbonyl

Lipid Peroxide


Diet Group

Liver cytosol (μmol/g protein)

Plasma (μmol/g protein)

Liver cytosol (nmol/g wet wt)

Plasma (nmol/mL)


Se-D/MC

3.4 ± 0.1

3.5 ± 0.3

91 ± 13

4.1 ± 0.5

(n = 9)

(n = 9)

(n = 9)

(n = 7)

Se-M/MC

3.3 ± 0.1

3.1 ± 0.3

87 ± 13

3.9 ± 0.6

(n = 11)

(n = 11)

(n = 11)

(n = 8)

Se-N/MC

3.4 ± 0.2

3.3 ± 0.2

78 ± 10

2.7 ± 0.6

(n = 11)

(n = 11)

(n = 11)

(n = 8)

Se-N/NC

3.5 ± 0.2

3.8 ± 0.2

84 ± 8

3.3 ± 0.4

(n = 11)

(n = 11)

(n = 11)

(n = 8)


1 Data from guinea pigs killed at both 24 and 48 hrs post AA dosing.

2 Values within each column were not significantly different at P < 0.05. Values are means ± SEM.

3 n values are in parentheses.

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

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