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Table 2 Changes of plasma inorganic and organic substances in starry flounder, Platichthys stellatus, exposed to the different hexavalent chromium concentration for 4 weeks

From: Change of growth performance, hematological parameters, and plasma component by hexavalent chromium exposure in starry flounder, Platichthys stellatus

Parameters Period (week) Chromium concentration (μg/L)
0 50 100 200 400
Calcium (mg/dL) 2 18.80 ± 1.59a 19.01 ± 1.90a 19.39 ± 1.15a 20.34 ± 1.57a 18.12 ± 1.63a
4 19.21 ± 1.33a 19.33 ± 1.27a 20.24 ± 1.46a 18.28 ± 2.05a 18.61 ± 1.37a
Magnesium (mg/dL) 2 2.98 ± 0.44a 3.25 ± 0.55a 3.11 ± 0.30a 3.60 ± 0.27a 3.68 ± 0.66a
4 3.43 ± 0.58a 3.58 ± 0.62a 3.42 ± 0.60a 3.24 ± 0.54a 3.60 ± 0.61a
cholesterol (mg/dL) 2 210.5 ± 21.2a 217.4 ± 12.2a 218.6 ± 11.5a 239.1 ± 21.2ab 250.1 ± 19.7ab
4 215.0 ± 18.8a 225.5 ± 13.3a 231.5 ± 25.8ab 248.2 ± 16.4ab 264.6 ± 31.5b
Total protein (g/dL) 2 10.21 ± 1.21a 9.43 ± 1.14a 9.68 ± 0.72a 10.07 ± 0.66a 10.32 ± 0.59a
4 10.30 ± 0.44a 10.21 ± 0.91a 10.03 ± 1.19a 9.54 ± 0.32a 9.93 ± 0.38a
  1. Values are mean ± SE. As determined by Duncan’s multiple range test, Different small letters indicate significantly different value at 2 and 4 weeks (P < 0.05)