Table 4: Lead and metallothionein (MT) concentrations in tissues of rats poisoned with lead and/or treated with PUFA.

Group of ratsLead concentrationMT
Blood
(g/L)
Liver
(mg/g)
Kidney
(mg/g)
Heart
(mg/g)
Serum
(ng/mL)

Untreated
()
78.6 ± 93.10.048 ± 0.0611.09 ± 2.020.016 ± 0.0226.55 ± 1.63
Olive oil
()
34.9 ± 22.80.079 ± 0.1070.459 ± 0.550.074 ± 0.0687.23 ± 2.44
Linseed oil
()
5.94 ± 5.56c0.038 ± 0.0760.281 ± 0.690.019 ± 0.0188.46 ± 2.82a
Super lecithin
()
4.76 ± 4.53c0.034 ± 0.0360.175 ± 0.190.045 ± 0.0617.16 ± 1.74

Pb
()
678.7 ± 429.20.251 ± 0.31246.01 ± 38.630.101 ± 0.1226.56 ± 0.47
Pb + olive oil
()
582.4 ± 284.90.192 ± 0.27518.72 ± 18.70y0.233 ± 0.172x7.18 ± 0.77
Pb + linseed oil
()
214.8 ± 73.0x0.342 ± 0.25246.66 ± 29.60.032 ± 0.0359.17 ± 4.31x
Pb + lecithin
()
288.8 ± 51.4x1.135 ± 1.08x26.34 ± 15.4z0.089 ± 0.0417.33 ± 2.12

Results are presented as means ± SD. Statistically significant differences: a; c; in comparison to untreated rats; x; y; z in comparison to group of rats given lead acetate (Pb group).