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Table 2 The effect of overgrazing on sheep serum biochemical variables

From: Comparative metabolome analysis of serum changes in sheep under overgrazing or light grazing conditions

Item (serum activity/concentration)LGOGSEM
ALT (IU/L)28.51 ± 9.75b39.30 ± 7.32a2.27
AST (IU/L)125.25 ± 13.03b148.26 ± 15.30a3.57
ALP (U/L)203.43 ± 11.76b270.71 ± 26.35a3.89
ALB (g/L)32.36 ± 4.78a26.73 ± 4.21b0.89
TBIL (mmol/L)4.13 ± 0.66b6.26 ± 1.37a0.21
BUN (mmol/L)8.75 ± 0.38b11.20 ± 1.55a0.26
GLU (mmol/L)5.95 ± 1.26a4.38 ± 0.87b0.30
NEFAs (mmol/L)0.62 ± 0.05a0.37 ± 0.08b0.02
IL-8 (pg/mL)0.48 ± 0.07b0.75 ± 0.11a0.02
IgG (g/L)17.12 ± 2.57a13.79 ± 1.83b0.45
  1. LG light grazing, OG overgrazing
  2. ALT alanine aminotransferase, AST aspartate aminotransferase, ALP alkaline phosphatase, ALB albumin, TBIL total bilirubin, BUN blood urea nitrogen, GLU glucose, NEFAs nonesterified fatty acid, IL interleukin, IgG immunoglobulin G
  3. Numbers are expressed as the means ± SDs. (n = 12). The means within a row with different superscript letters differ significantly at P < 0.05