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Table 7 Tissue weights, protein concentration, and protein content.

From: Alterations in protein and amino acid metabolism in rats fed a branched-chain amino acid- or leucine-enriched diet during postprandial and postabsorptive states

  Fed animals Overnight starved animals
SLD (n = 10) HVLID (n = 10) HLD (n = 9) SLD + S (n =10) HVLID + S (n = 10) HLD + S (n = 10)
M. gastrocnemius
- Weight (g/kg b.w.) 4.16 ± 0.20 4.45 ± 0.21 4.09 ± 0.23 4.67 ± 0.67 4.69 ± 0.12 4.29 ± 0.14
- Protein (mg/g) 240 ± 8 234 ± 8 231 ± 5 233 ± 6 245 ± 7 238 ± 6
- Protein (mg/kg b.w.) 996 ± 58 1047 ± 72 946 ± 56 1088 ± 56 1144 ± 30 1027 ± 57
M. soleus
- Weight (g/kg b.w.) 0.43 ± 0.01 0.48 ± 0.02 0.40 ± 0.01 c 0.49 ± 0.01 b 0.51 ± 0.01 0.42 ± 0.01 a,c
- Protein (mg/g) 223 ± 14 218 ± 7 228 ± 11 225 ± 4 241 ± 5 243 ± 10
- Protein (mg/kg b.w.) 97 ± 3 104 ± 4 91 ± 6 110 ± 3 122 ± 5 b 102 ± 6 c
M. ext. digitorum longus
- Weight (g/kg b.w.) 0.42 ± 0.01 0.43 ± 0.01 0.39 ± 0.00 a,c 0.45 ± 0.01 0.45 ± 0.01 0.41 ± 0.01 a,c
- Protein (mg/g) 271 ± 7 251 ± 6 272 ± 7 279 ± 8 262 ± 11 266 ± 8
- Protein (mg/kg b.w.) 114 ± 5 109 ± 4 97 ± 3 a 127 ± 4 118 ± 5 109 ± 3 a
Liver
- Weight (g/kg b.w.) 35.87 ± 1.05 37.35 ± 0.68 39.35 ± 0.80 a 27.36 ± 0.49 b 26.96 ± 0.64 b 30.07 ± 0.7 b,c
- Protein (mg/g) 244 ± 8 242 ± 6 240 ± 8 320 ± 9 b 270 ± 6 a,b 278 ± 8 a,b
- Protein (mg/kg b.w.) 8780 ± 462 9010 ± 235 9434 ± 386 8718 ± 190 7272 ± 184 b,c 8350 ± 293
Jejunum
- Protein (mg/g) 197 ± 7 181 ± 8 176 ± 5 199 ± 9 179 ± 12 166 ± 6
Kidney
- Weight (g/kg b.w.) 3.21 ± 0.13 3.56 ± 0.07 a 3.61 ± 0.10 a 3.18 ± 0.07 3.53 ± 0.09 a 3.44 ± 0.07 a
- Protein (mg/g) 222 ± 8 229 ± 9 222 ± 4 213 ± 7 221 ± 5 222 ± 6
- Protein (mg/kg b.w.) 709 ± 28 815 ± 32 a 798 ± 19 a 674 ± 24 774 ± 9 a 761 ± 18 a
  1. Means ± SE, p ˂ 0.05
  2. a compared to the corresponding control (SLD or SLD + S)
  3. b compared to the corresponding fed group
  4. c HLD (HLD + S) vs. HVLID (HVLID + S). Abbreviations as indicated in Table 1