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Table 3 Parameters of voluntary running at the beginning and at the end of experiment

From: Dietary selenium augments sarcoplasmic calcium release and mechanical performance in mice

  Control (8) Selenate NanoSe
0.5 ppm (8) 5 ppm (8) 0.5 ppm (8) 5 ppm (8)
Distance (m/day) Beginninga 5313 ± 406 5280 ± 548 4959 ± 226 5343 ± 699 4994 ± 301
Enda 4592 ± 354 4910 ± 1056 6642 ± 168##,** 5178 ± 612 7820 ± 851#,*
Duration (min/day) Beginninga 334 ± 16 306 ± 17 315 ± 10 339 ± 17 335 ± 16
Enda 253 ± 10** 264 ± 43 302 ± 4##,* 268 ± 26* 333 ± 17##
Average speed (m/min) Beginninga 11.3 ± 1.1 12.5 ± 0.8 13.6 ± 1.2 11.7 ± 0.5 13.2 ± 1.1
Enda 12.0 ± 0.5 13.9 ± 0.7# 21.4 ± 0.1###,** 14.7 ± 0.3##,** 21.1 ± 0.8###,**
Maximal speed (m/min) Beginninga 20.8 ± 0.9 23.2 ± 0.9 22.1 ± 1.7 20.5 ± 1.6 23.8 ± 1.8
Enda 21.2 ± 0.4 23.3 ± 1.3 32.1 ± 0.6###,** 23.2 ± 1.1 33.8 ± 1.3###,**
  1. #, ## and ### denotes significant difference (P < 0.05, 0.01 and 0.001) compared to control
  2. * and ** denotes significant difference (P < 0.05 and 0.01) compared to beginning
  3. Numbers in parenthesis denote the number of animals
  4. aAverage of values measured on the first three and last three day of 10 days special diet