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Table 3 Se concentrations in different organ samples from cases of Mulberry Heart Disease (MHD) and controls (mg/ kg dry weight)

From: A descriptive report of the selenium distribution in tissues from pigs with mulberry heart disease (MHD)

Organ system Organ samples MHD Control P-value
Mean Se (mg/ kg) n Mean Se (mg/ kg) n  
Cardiovascular system Myocardium, left ventricle 0.84 (0.15) 8 1.13 (0.12) 3 0.0070
Myocardium, right ventricle 0.92 (0.04) 5 1.11 (0.15) 3 0.032
Myocardium, septum 0.88 (0.04) 6 1.16 (0.06) 3 0.0059
Digestive system Caecum 0.63 (0.11) 8 0.87 (0.18) 3 0.020
Colon 0.77 (0.19) 8 1,04 (0.23) 3 ns
Duodenum 0.78 (0.15) 7 1.20 (0.10) 3 0.0020
Gastric ventricle 0.64 (0.13) 6 0.93 (0.08) 3 0.0090
Ileum 0.86 (0.11) 8 1.04 (0.20) 3 ns
Jejunum 0.90 (0.14) 8 1.27 (0.15) 3 0.0040
Liver 1.29 (0.20) 8 1.77 (0.40) 3 0.020
Pancreas 1.01 (0.28) 7 1.18 (0.57) 3 ns
Immune and endocrine system Ln ileocolici 1.07 (0.42) 8 1.43 (0.16) 3 ns
Ln poplitei 0.78 (0.27) 8 0.70 (0.13) 3 ns
Parathyroid gland 0.88 (0.33) 5 0.80 (0.16) 3 ns
Spleen 1.18 (0.17) 5 1.33 (0.06) 3 ns
Thymus 0.97 (0.06) 8 1.16 (0.15) 3 0.012
Thyroid gland 0.64 (0.13) 7 0.79 (0.12) 3 ns
Adrenal gland 1.20 (0.08) 5 1.20 (0.10) 3 ns
Integumentary Claw 0.41 (0.12) 5 0.66 (0.25) 3 ns
Skin 0.14 (0.02) 7 0.25 (0.07) 3 0.0041
Muscular system Diaphragm 0.39 (0.10) 6 0.62 (0.11) 3 0.020
M. biceps brachii 0.35 (0.09) 8 0.64 (0.17) 3 0.0040
M. extensor carpi radialis 0.34 (0.07) 8 0.66 (0.19) 3 0.0020
M. extensor digitorum longus 0.33 (0.07) 8 0.65 (0.17) 3 0.0010
M. longissimus dorsi lumbalis 0.35 (0.05) 5 0.62 (0.24) 3 0.042
M. longissimus dorsi thobaracis 0.43 (0.23) 8 0.66 (0.25) 3 ns
M. psoas major 0.34 (0.08) 8 0.67 (0.21) 3 0.0028
M. quadriceps femoris 0.33 (0.08) 7 0.68 (0.22) 3 0.0040
M. semimembranosus 0.32 (0.08) 8 0.64 (0.18) 3 0.0018
M. semitendinosus 0.28 (0.05) 8 0.62 (0.20) 3 0.0011
Respiratory system Lung 0.96 (0.23) 8 1.23 (0.06) 3 ns
Urinary system Kidney 4.93 (0.57) 7 6.23 (1.07) 3 0.030
  1. Se concentrations in internal and external samples from MHD and control pigs. Results are based on dry weight analyses