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Table 3 Correlations of other metabolites indirectly connected with spexin during transition period in high yielding dairy cows (n = 10)

From: Changes in metabolic and hormonal profiles during transition period in dairy cattle – the role of spexin

Trait 1 Trait 2 Repeated measures correlation P-value
Glucose, mg/dl IGF - I, ng/ml −0.312 0.029
Glucose, mg/dl Insulin, ng/ml 0.547 < 0.001
Insulin, ng/ml 17 β -estradiol, pg/ml 0.660 < 0.001
IGF - I, ng/ml Insulin, ng/ml −0.536 < 0.001
TG, mg/dl Glucose, mg/dl 0.424 0.003
TG, mg/dl ALP, IU/l 0.288 0.047
TG, mg/dl Ghrelin active, pg/ml −0.422 0.005
TG, mg/dl Insulin, ng/ml 0.394 0.013
TG, mg/dl 17 β -estradiol, pg/ml 0.563 < 0.001
Cholesterol, mg/dl Ghrelin active, pg/ml 0.473 0.001
Leptin, ng/ml Insulin, ng/ml 0.446 0.003
Leptin, ng/ml 17 β-estradiol, pg/ml 0.324 0.039
Corticosterone, ng/ml IGF - I, ng/ml 0.373 0.009
Corticosterone, ng/ml Ghrelin active, pg/ml 0.306 0.041
Corticosterone, ng/ml Insulin, ng/ml −0.308 0.045
Corticosterone, ng/ml 17 β -estradiol, pg/ml −0.448 0.003
AST, IU/l ALP, IU/l 0.422 0.002
AST, IU/l IGF - I, ng/ml 0.339 0.020
GGTP, IU/l IGF - I, ng/ml −0.342 0.018
GGTP, IU/l 17 β -estradiol, pg/ml −0.416 0.007
  1. NEFA nonesterified fatty acid, BHBA β-hydroxybutyrate acid: IGF I - insulin-like growth factor I, AST aspartate transaminase, ALP alkaline phosphatase, GGTP gamma-glutamyl transferase