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Table 3 Body weight gain, food intake, feed efficiency, and lung weight of mice a

From: Short-term glutamine supplementation decreases lung inflammation and the receptor for advanced glycation end-products expression in direct acute lung injury in mice

  Unchallenged ALI pvalues from Two-way ANOVAb
Control GLN Control GLN ALI GLN ALI × GLN
Initial body weight (g) 20.0 ± 0.9 20.0 ± 0.9 20.1 ± 0.8 20.1 ± 0.8 NS NS. NS.
Body weight gain (g/d) 0.25 ± 0.09 0.21 ± 0.17 0.19 ± 0.10 0.15 ± 0.11 < 0.05 NS. NS.
Food intake (g/d) 4.24 ± 0.28 4.11 ± 0.30 4.50 ± 0.44 4.32 ± 0.84 NS. NS. NS.
Feed efficiency (%)c 5.89 ± 2.08 4.90 ± 4.36 4.06 ± 2.14 3.40 ± 2.49 < 0.05 NS. NS.
Lung weight (g) 0.15 ± 0.03 0.14 ± 0.01 0.24 ± 0.06 0.23 ± 0.04 < 0.001 NS. NS.
Relative lung weight (%)d 0.65 ± 0.10 0.60 ± 0.08 1.09 ± 0.27 1.06 ± 0.17 < 0.001 NS. NS.
  1. aEach value represents Mean ± S.D., n = 10-12. NS., no significant difference.
  2. bThe significance of differences among four groups were analyzed by two-way ANOVA. Values not sharing a same superscript letters in the horizontal row are significantly different from one another by Duncan’s Multiple Range Test (P < 0.05).
  3. cFeed efficiency (%) = 〔body weight gain (g)/food intake (g)〕 × 100.
  4. dRelative lung weight (%) = (lung weight/body weight) × 100.