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Table 4 Effects of Se and AA intakes on α-tocopherol concentrations in guinea pig tissues1

From: Sparing effects of selenium and ascorbic acid on vitamin C and E in guinea pig tissues

Animals Liver Heart Kidney Testis Muscle Spleen Plasma2
Week 53 μg AT/g
   Se-D/MC (n = 5) 6.50 ± 1.57a 2.22 ± 0.67a 2.68 ± 0.88a 2.42 ± 0.65a 1.46 ± 0.36a 3.71 ± 0.86a 1.26 ± 0.28a
   Se-M/MC (n = 5) 12.13 ± 3.42a 3.20 ± 0.86a 2.77 ± 0.81a 2.61 ± 0.84a 1.11 ± 0.42a 5.53 ± 1.22a 1.11 ± 0.18a
   Se-N/MC (n = 6) 10.30 ± 2.88a 2.71 ± 1.12a 2.92 ± 1.11a 3.07 ± 0.92a 1.19 ± 0.49a 5.53 ± 1.23a 1.00 ± 0.31a
   Se-N/NC (n = 5) 14.78 ± 4.11a 3.70 ± 1.41a 4.91 ± 1.15a 2.74 ± 0.63a 1.38 ± 0.34a 6.75 ± 1.63a 1.13 ± 0.33a4
Week 123        
   Se-D/MC (n = 4) 10.35 ± 3.58a 2.64 ± 0.77a 3.90 ± 0.92a 2.34 ± 0.59a 0.95 ± 0.32a 5.32 ± 1.58a 0.59 ± 0.27a
   Se-M/MC (n = 5) 20.71 ± 1.54bc 6.79 ± 0.72b 5.46 ± 0.72a 2.98 ± 0.35a 1.68 ± 0.31a 8.75 ± 1.02bc 1.10 ± 0.15ab
   Se-N/MC (n = 6) 15.10 ± 1.81ab 5.49 ± 0.67ab 5.12 ± 0.64a 2.49 ± 0.21a 1.53 ± 0.25a 7.37 ± 0.87ab 0.73 ± 0.11ab
   Se-N/NC (n = 5) 23.87 ± 3.86c 6.37 ± 1.59b 7.98 ± 1.03b 3.63 ± 0.62a 1.66 ± 0.23a 10.76 ± 0.98c 1.48 ± 0.47b
  1. 1 AT concentrations in tissues from guinea pigs killed at week 5 and 12, 48 and 24 hrs post AA dosing, respectively.
  2. 2μg AT/mL.
  3. 3 For week 5 and week 12, values in a column without a common letter differ, P < 0.05. Values are means ± SEM.
  4. 4 n = 4.
  5. 5 n values are in parentheses.