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Table 3 Summary of serum biochemistry analysis. Mean of serum parameters of groups of high feed efficiency (HFE, n = 20) and low feed efficiency (LFE, n = 20) on the first (day 0) and the last (day 70) day of feeding trial and p-value of the difference between the groups

From: Liver transcriptomic networks reveal main biological processes associated with feed efficiency in beef cattle

Day Parameter Reference§ HFE mean LFE mean P-value
0 Cholesterol (mg/dL) 80–120 112.33 ± 20.6 122.22 ± 25.9 0.1904
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 0–14 14.51 ± 5.6 12.62 ± 5.2 0.1675
Globulin (g/dL) 3.00–3.48 3.71 ± 0.5 3.51 ± 0.4 0.1045
AST (U/L) 78–132 82.25 ± 16.9 78.50 ± 42.8 0.5606
ALT (U/L) 11–40 20.25 ± 6.8 21.20 ± 5.0 0.6058
GGT (U/L) 6.1–17.4 17.35 ± 5.1 18.15 ± 4.7 0.6084
ALP (U/L) 0–488 308.25 ± 89.4 322.35 ± 115.7 0.4818
Albumin (g/dL) 3.03–3.55 2.78 ± 0.2 2.82 ± 0.2 0.4793
Protein (g/dL) 6.74–7.46 6.49 ± 0.5 6.33 ± 0.4 0.1894
70 Cholesterol (mg/dL) 80–120 123.15 ± 26.5 147.45 ± 17.7 0.0017*
Triglycerides (mg/dL) 0–14 11.61 ± 4.6 12.63 ± 3.4 0.6455
Globulins (g/dL) 3.00–3.48 3.41 ± 0.4 3.41 ± 0.3 0.5074
AST (U/L) 78–132 86.50 ± 12.6 82.30 ± 13.7 0.2179
ALT (U/L) 11–40 29.05 ± 5.2 28.45 ± 3.5 0.3149
GGT (U/L) 6.1–17.4 15.25 ± 5.2 18.95 ± 3.3 0.0150*
ALP (U/L) 0–488 443.30 ± 96.8 382.30 ± 143.2 0.6560
Albumin (g/dL) 3.03–3.55 3.03 ± 0.2 3.07 ± 0.1 0.2284
Protein (g/dL) 6.74–7.46 6.44 ± 0.4 6.48 ± 0.3 0.9892
  1. HFE, High Feed Efficiency Group; LFE, Low Feed Efficiency Group; AST, Aspartate Aminotransferase; ALT, Alanine Aminotransferase; GGT, Gamma-glutamyl Transpeptidase; ALP, Alkaline Phosphatase
  2. *P ≤ 0.05
  3. §KANEKO; HARVEY; BRUSS, 2008
  4. Student’s t-test
  5. Mann–Whitney-Wilcoxon test