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Table 4 Concentrations of free and acetyl-carnitine in plasma and tissues of pigs in experiment 2

From: The carnitine status does not affect the contractile and metabolic phenotype of skeletal muscle in pigs

  Treatment ANOVA (P-value)
CON
n = 12
CARN
n = 12
PIV
n = 12
CARN + PIV
n = 12
CARN PIV Interaction
Plasma, μmol/L
 free 5.9 ± 0.9b 15.8 ± 3.8a 2.4 ± 1.0c 7.8 ± 2.8b 0.001 0.001 0.003
 acetyl 0.74 ± 0.14b 1.87 ± 0.59a 0.35 ± 0.12c 0.94 ± 0.31b 0.001 0.001 0.009
Liver, nmol/g wet tissue
 free 61.2 ± 12.0bc 119.3 ± 23.2a 25.9 ± 8.9c 74.5 ± 30.7b 0.001 0.001 n.s.
 acetyl 1.04 ± 0.85bc 3.42 ± 1.83a 0.42 ± 0.55c 1.83 ± 1.47b 0.001 0.004 n.s.
LD muscle, nmol/g wet tissue
 free 456 ± 132c 1095 ± 225a 213 ± 62d 609 ± 173b 0.001 0.001 0.011
 acetyl 296 ± 57b 440 ± 83a 167 ± 33c 303 ± 78b 0.001 0.001 n.s.
BF muscle, nmol/g wet tissue
 free 429 ± 93c 1034 ± 207a 231 ± 64d 547 ± 130b 0.001 0.001 0.001
 acetyl 255 ± 44b 459 ± 63a 118 ± 34c 262 ± 65b 0.001 0.001 n.s.
  1. Data are means ± SD. Abbreviations: CON, control group; CARN, carnitine group; PIV, pivalate group; CARN + PIV, carnitine + pivalate group. a, b, c, dValues with different superscript letters differ, P < 0.05