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Table 4 The acute phase proteins concentrations in plasma of beef steers fed different diets

From: Treatment of corn with lactic acid or hydrochloric acid modulates the rumen and plasma metabolic profiles as well as inflammatory responses in beef steers

Items Diet1 P-value
LA HA CON
CRP2 (μg/mL) 22.95 ± 4.57A 15.04 ± 5.30A 36.03 ± 9.35B 0.0003
SAA (μg/mL) 80.01 ± 13.71a 76.94 ± 12.11a 105.38 ± 27.25b 0.0386
LBP (μg/mL) 13.06 ± 4.96a 22.04 ± 5.33b 21.37 ± 5.35b 0.0160
Hp (μg/mL) 373.86 ± 125.63a 489.60 ± 209.89a 701.49 ± 133.22b 0.0098
  1. A-BMeans within a row differ (P < 0.01)
  2. a-bMeans within a row differ (P < 0.05)
  3. 1LA is the treatment diet based on corn grain steeped for 48 h in an equal quantity of tap water containing 1% lactic acid (wt/vol), HA is the treatment diet based on corn grain steeped for 48 h in an equal quantity of tap water containing 1% hydrochloric acid (wt/vol), and CON is the control diet containing corn grain steeped for 48 h in an equal quantity of tap water
  4. 2CRP C-reactive protein, SAA serum amyloid A, LBP lipopolysaccharide-binding protein, Hp haptoglobin