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Table 2 Relative brain tissue weight to body weight ratio in neonatal pups after 2-weeks intraperitoneal administration of AlCl 3 1,2,3,4

From: Aluminum overload increases oxidative stress in four functional brain areas of neonatal rats

  Control (n = 16) LA (n = 16) HA (n = 14)
  (%) (%) (%)
Whole brain 5.24 ± 1.51 4.76 ± 1.09 4.66 ± 1.12
Cerebral cortex 1.52 ± 0.53 1.36 ± 0.42 1.36 ± 0.42
Hippocampus 0.30 ± 0.13 0.31 ± 0.07 0.35 ± 0.19
Diencephalon 1.50 ± 0.44 1.47 ± 0.45 1.36 ± 0.29
Cerebellum 0.71 ± 0.24 a 0.53 ± 0.16 ab 0.48 ± 0.18 b
Brain stem 0.83 ± 0.26 0.78 ± 0.21 0.64 ± 0.22
Pituitary gland 0.18 ± 0.05 0.16 ± 0.06 0.18 ± 0.06
Olfactory bulb 0.21 ± 0.09 ab 0.16 ± 0.05 b 0.28 ± 0.15 a
  1. 1 Values are mean ± SD.
  2. 2 Intraperitoneal (IP) administered AlCl3 of 0, 7, 35 mg Al/kg body wt/day for 2 weeks in control, low Al (LA) and high Al (HA) groups respectively.
  3. 3 Values in the same raw with different a, b superscripts are significantly different (p < 0.05).
  4. 4 Relative tissue weight = brain tissue weight (g) / body weight (g) × 100.