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Table 2 Physical and blood biochemical parameters of the pregnant dams (n = 6)

From: Evidence for liver energy metabolism programming in offspring subjected to intrauterine undernutrition during midgestation

  Ca Ra SEMb P value
Body weight, kg 38.8 33.2 1.17 0.008
Liver weight, g 718.0 534.4 26.34 0.001
Liver weight relative to BW, g/100 g 1.95 1.72 0.061 0.025
Albumin, g/L 38.53 36.98 1.296 0.42
Glucose, mmol/L 3.48 2.84 0.542 0.43
Triglycerides, mmol/L 0.44 0.36 0.059 0.34
Growth hormone, μg/L 16.97 14.37 1.993 0.38
IGF-Ic, μg/L 192.19 162.44 35.743 0.57
Insulin, μIU/mL 15.48 11.67 2.135 0.24
Glucagon, ng/L 25.88 52.25 5.002 0.005
Cortisol, μg/L 130.40 137.98 18.205 0.77
  1. aThe C group of dams was fed 100% of their nutrient requirements as outlined in the Chinese Meat Goat Requirements (2004). The R group of dams was fed 60% of the intake of the C group from 55 to 100 d of gestation and then realimented to 100%. The dams and fetuses were harvested at 100 d of gestation; the kids were weaned at 60 d and harvested 90 d after birth
  2. bSEM pooled standard error of the mean
  3. cInsulin-like growth factor 1