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Table 1 Plasma biochemical markers and hormones

From: Down regulation by a low-zinc diet in gene expression of rat prostatic thymidylate synthase and thymidine kinase

Groups (n) Control diet (10) Low-zinc diet (10)
Total protein (g/dL) 5.55 ± 0.23 4.39 ± 0.14**
Albumin (g/dL) 3.98 ± 0.20 3.23 ± 0.10**
Glucose (mg/dL) 166 ± 13 169 ± 17
Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 65.5 ± 1.8 53.3 ± 4.8*
Phospholipid (mg/dL) 136 ± 5 106 ± 7**
Free fatty acid (mEQ/L) 735 ± 163 409 ± 31
Triglyceride (mg/dL) 57.3 ± 25.3 28.5 ± 4.7
Blood urea nitrogen (mg/dL) 11.9 ± 0.8 12.7 ± 0.7
Creatinine (mg/dL) 0.17 ± 0.01 0.17 ± 0.02
AST (GOT) (IU/L) 147 ± 19 204 ± 30
Lactate dehydrogenase (IU/L) 571 ± 188 263 ± 63
Alkaline phosphatase (IU/L) 883 ± 40 497 ± 62**
Sodium (Na) (mEQ/L) 139 ± 2 142 ± 1
Chlorine (Cl) (mEQ/L) 99.6 ± 1.9 100.5 ± 1.9
Potassium (K) (mEQ/L) 4.74 ± 0.30 3.97 ± 0.20
Calcium (Ca) (mg/dL) 9.51 ± 0.26 9.12 ± 0.30
inorg. Phosphorus (iP) (mg/dL) 4.50 ± 0.36 3.82 ± 0.25
Zinc (Zn) (mg/dL) 107.2 ± 0.8 61.8 ± 4.2**
Growth hormone (ng/mL) 7.66 ± 1.96 6.57 ± 0.90
Luteinizing hormone (ng/mL) 3.07 ± 0.55 1.37 ± 0.14**
Testosterone (ng/mL) 1.26 ± 0.16 0.31 ± 0.07**
Corticosterone (ng/mL) 427 ± 48 418 ± 43
  1. Data are means ± SEM.
  2. ** and *Significantly different from that of the Control; p < 0.01 and 0.05, respectively.