Different Rcoevery Responses from Dietary Zinc-Deficiency in the Distribution of Rat Granulocytes

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to elucidate the effects of the recovery from dietary zinc-deficiency on the number of total white blood cells (WBCs), neutrophils, eosinophils and basophils, and plasma zinc and corticosterone concentrations in weanling male Sprague Dawley rats. Rats (<i>n</i>=34) of the zinc-deficient diet (0.6 mg zinc/kg diet) and control diet (35.2 mg zinc/kg diet) groups were fed for 4 wk, and then rats of both groups were fed with the control diet for 3 wk. Zinc-deficiency increased duration-dependently and clearly the number of total WBCs, neutrophils and eosinophils, and the increased numbers of these cells recovered to the control levels in week 2 of the recovery. On the other hand, the number of basophils increased by the zinc-deficiency recovered to the control levels in week 1 of the recovery. Zinc-deficiency significantly decreased plasma zinc concentrations by 85%, and markedly increased plasma corticosterone concentrations by 317%, as compared with the control group. In the recovery period, plasma zinc and corticosterone concentrations recovered to the control levels in week 2 of the recovery. These results suggest that zinc-deficiency and its recovery responses in the number of granulocytes and total WBCs are reversible, and their recovery rates depend on the subsets of granulocytes in rats.

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  • Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology

    Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology 57(2), 197-201, 2011-04-01

    Center for Academic Publications Japan

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10030029069
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00703822
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    03014800
  • NDL Article ID
    11054235
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR2(科学技術--生物学--生化学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-B484
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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