Skip to main content

Table 1 Total food consumption, body weight and Zn content in tissues of rats fed diets differing in Zn and Cu1,2

From: Copper Chaperone for Cu/Zn Superoxide Dismutase is a sensitive biomarker of mild copper deficiency induced by moderately high intakes of zinc

Diet Group Test Diets
(mg/kg diet)
Total Food
Consumption (g)
Body Weight
week 5 (g)
Liver Zn
(μg/g dry weight)
Kidney Zn
(μg/g dry weight)
Mucosal Zn
(μg/g dry weight)
  Zn Cu      
Zn-30 41.27 ± 0.52a 5.70 ± 0.04a 881.0 ± 20.8a 345.1 ± 6.2a 91.99 ± 1.99a 104.82 ± 1.80a 97.12 ± 2.14a
Zn-60 65.09 ± 3.42b 5.57 ± 0.14a 876.9 ± 28.6a 346.3 ± 7.3a 94.08 ± 1.20a 102.42 ± 1.36a 98.94 ± 1.31a
Zn-120 129.18 ± 0.71c 5.77 ± 0.08a 852.8 ± 26.6a 343.4 ± 6.4a 104.40 ± 1.91b 105.95 ± 1.05a 115.28 ± 2.80b
Zn-240 242.22 ± 0.80d 5.78 ± 0.03a 908.6 ± 28.7a 364.9 ± 9.0b 109.33 ± 2.25b 112.97 ± 2.19b 146.04 ± 6.77c
Cu-D 48.48 ± 2.54e 1.07 ± 0.02b 891.2 ± 28.3a 339.0 ± 8.5a 94.69 ± 1.53a 102.07 ± 0.77a 94.93 ± 1.38a
  1. 1 Values in a column without a common letter differ, P < 0.05.
  2. 2 Values are means ± SEM, n = 12/diet group.