Table 1

Survival, body weight, and selected organ weight in control and groups treated with different NP-Pt concentrations
Control 1.0 μg/ml 5.0 μg/ml 10.0 μg/ml 15.0 μg/ml 20.0 μg/ml SEM Pvalue
Survival 25 20 19 20 21 21 0.4837 0.1152
Body 50.77 53.97 52.97 53.15 54.30 52.00 5.043 0.2510
Brain 0.434 0.453 0.328 0.474 0.471 0.455 0.0564 0.6855
Heart 0.165 0.146 0.152 0.154 0.145 0.128 0.0475 0.0806
Liver 0.559 b 0.434 a 0.475 a 0.52 ab 0.495 a 0.516 ab 0.1645 0.0405*
Spleen 0.013 0.010 0.015 0.012 0.010 0.009 0.0122 0.5891
Bursa of Fabricius 0.030 0.025 0.028 0.029 0.028 0.030 0.2559 0.9815

Chicken embryo survival (number of embryos), body weight (g), and weight of selected organs (g/100 g body weight) in the control group and in groups treated with different concentrations of platinum nanoparticles (1 to 20 μg/ml). SEM standard error of the mean. Means with different letters differ significantly; *P < 0.05.

Prasek et al.

Prasek et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:251   doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-251

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