Table 1: Copper (Cu) levels in animals fed with the experimental diets.

DietsCu (ng/mg prot)
PlasmaBrain
TotalNCBCCortexHippocampus
TotalNCBCTotalNCBC

Control
Cu
Cho
CuCho

Cu content was determined after mineral digestion of the samples by atomic absorption spectrometry as described in Section 2.5. Results are the mean of 10 independent measurements analyzed in triplicate ± SD. Comparisons between data were performed by ANOVA + Tukey test at . Statistical differences among the experimental diets were indicated with distinct superscript letters (values within the same column with different superscript letters are statistically significant between them).