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Table 4 Total serum protein and albumin levels, protein level, DNA content and the protein/DNA ratio in the gastrocnemius muscle of the animals at 120 days.

From: Muscle protein metabolism in neonatal alloxan-administered rats: effects of continuous and intermittent swimming training

  SA SC CC CA IC IA
Total serum protein
(g/L)
7.08
± 0.08
7.05
± 0.22
7.12
± 0.16
7.20
± 0.13
7.17
± 0.18
7.19
± 0.11
Serum albumin
(g/L)
4.78
± 0.37
4.82
± 0.28
4.98
± 0.36
4.87
± 0.45
5.04
± 0.36
5.33
± 0.86
Protein gastrocnemius
(mg/100 mg)
6.01
± 1.37
6.09
± 0.86
6.51
± 1.25
5.39
± 1.32
5.55
± 1.22
6.38
± 0.81
DNA gastrocnemius
(mg/100 mg)
0.053 ± 0.013 0.058
± 0.010
0.069 ± 0.016 0.071 ± 0.021 0.051
± 0.012
0.050
± 0.016d
Protein/DNA gastrocnemius 110.35
± 20.37
108.02
± 27.80
95.35
± 15.17
84.95
± 37.15
115.61
± 39.29
146.27
± 69.28d
  1. Results are expressed as means ± standard deviation of 10 animals per group. SA: Sedentary alloxan, SC: Sedentary control, CC: Continuous training control, CA: Continuous training alloxan, IC: Intermittent training control and IA: Intermittent training alloxan. Letter indicate a statistically significant difference among groups (Two- way ANOVA (3 × 2) and Bonferroni post hoc test, p < 0.05) referring DNA and Protein/DNA ratio. d, statistically significant difference for CA vs. IA.