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Table 3 Al contents in the brain tissues of neonatal pups after 2-weeks intraperitoneal administration of AlCl 3 1,2,3

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

  Control (n = 8) LA (n = 8) HA (n = 7)
Whole brain (ng/g) 165.5 ± 37.9 b 167.4 ± 32.8 b 219.5 ± 43.1 a
Cerebral cortex (ng/g) 60.9 ± 7.5 61.5 ± 26.1 60.4 ± 11.4
Hippocampus (ng/g) 294.9 ± 180.8 b 492.0 ± 236.8 ab 751.0 ± 225.8 a
Diencephalon (ng/g) 20.4 ± 9.6 b 46.9 ± 33.9 b 79.6 ± 20.7 a
Cerebellum (ng/g) 83.1 ± 15.2 b 88.1 ± 21.6 b 144.8 ± 36.2 a
Brain stem (ng/g) 42.0 ± 6.1 41.0 ± 13.0 57.4 ± 21.8
Pituitary gland (mg/g) 3.08 ± 1.42 2.34 ± 0.49 2.42 ± 0.82
Olfactory bulb (ng/g) 173.9 ± 42.2 183.7 ± 36.9 171.2 ± 75.3
  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).