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Table 8 Gold distribution in tissue of male rats after 90-day gold nanoparticle exposure.

From: Subchronic inhalation toxicity of gold nanoparticles

GROUP: (mean ± S.E) Control Low Middle High
Lungs (ng/g) 14.33 ± 1.25 (5) 17.41 ± 1.49 (5) 36.88 ± 1.69 (5) 2191.77 ± 222.59a (5)
Liver (ng/g) 13.58 ± 0.69 (5) 13.72 ± 1.26 (5) 13.77 ± 1.62 (5) 14.34 ± 1.56 (5)
Kidneys (ng/g) 18.56 ± 1.37 (5) 21.19 ± 0.75 (5) 23.13 ± 1.33 (5) 43.24 ± 2.15a (5)
Brain (ng/g) 17.62 ± 1.71 (5) 19.77 ± 0.96 (5) 15.03 ± 1.10 (5) 17.02 ± 0.94 (5)
Olfactory bulb (ng/g) 11.07 ± 3.88 (8) 19.22 ± 3.61 (10) 21.37 ± 3.65 (10) 16.57 ± 3.47 (8)
Blood (ng/ml) 6.93 ± 0.61 (8) 5.75 ± 0.73 (10) 6.41 ± 0.65 (10) 6.86 ± 0.89 (8)
  1. ( ): number of animals, a: p < 0.01, high group vs. other groups