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Table 2 Arsenic concentrations in the tissues of the animals on exposure to sodium arsenite and sodium arsenate for 12 weeks through drinking water

From: Arsenic-induced dyslipidemia in male albino rats: comparison between trivalent and pentavalent inorganic arsenic in drinking water

  Sodium arsenite Sodium arsenate
  Arsenic dose Arsenic dose
Tissue Control 50 ppm 100 ppm 150 ppm Control 100 ppm 150 ppm 200 ppm
Blood (μg/ml) 11.24 ± 2.35a 304.99 ± 15.43b 300.85 ± 18.89b 257.62 ± 12.61c 23.60 ± 2.99a 228.44 ± 31.07b 267.10 ± 13.79c 273.23 ± 14.33c
Liver (μg/g wet weight) 1.73 ± 0.07a 19.92 ± 2.16b 14.85 ± 1.07c 22.44 ± 3.02b 3.54 ± 0.26a 10.03 ± 0.58b 19.32 ± 3.93c 14.19 ± 0.96d
Kidney (μg/g wet weight) 2.06 ± 0.16a 5.56 ± 0.28b 39.54 ± 1.95c 27.36 ± 2.03d 2.06 ± 0.16a 6.31 ± 0.37b 32.84 ± 3.09c 47.90 ± 2.99d
Brain (μg/g wet weight) 0.69 ± 0.05a 3.11 ± 0.24b 24.88 ± 2.57c 35.21 ± 4.33d 1.74 ± 0.15a 18.95 ± 1.81b 31.65 ± 2.15c 22.11 ± 2.10d
Heart (μg/g wet weight) 0.20 ± 0.03a 16.54 ± 1.11b 53.54 ± 5.57c 46.01 ± 2.30c 0.02 ± 0.03a 42.16 ± 2.39c 18.80 ± 3.46b 27.98 ± 2.99b
Lung (μg/g wet weight) 0.71 ± 0.03a 4.97 ± 0.45a 28.73 ± 3.73b 33.20 ± 4.67b 0.75 ± 0.02a 6.64 ± 0.88a 44.80 ± 7.18b 28.39 ± 4.62b
Spleen (μg/g wet weight) 3.37 ± 0.29a 40.35 ± 2.92b 38.08 ± 1.60b 58.32 ± 5.08c 5.88 ± 0.33a 20.66 ± 2.14b 31.41 ± 3.40b 23.12 ± 1.06b
  1. Each value represents the mean ± S.E.M. of 7 rats. Values within a row with different alphabets for each arsenic compound are significantly different at p < 0.05