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Table 1 Ex vivo biodistribution of radioactivity in atherosclerotic LDLR-/-ApoB100/100 and C57BL/6N control mice

From: Uptake of 68gallium in atherosclerotic plaques in LDLR-/-ApoB100/100 mice

  LDLR -/- /ApoB 100/100
(n= 9, urine n= 8)
C57BL/6N
(n= 6, urine n= 5)
p value
Aorta 1.99 ± 0.73 1.52 ± 0.40 NSa
Bladder 2.50 ± 0.62 1.92 ± 0.29 NS
Blood 8.60 ± 1.29 8.07 ± 0.55 NS
Bone 2.25 ± 0.50 4.08 ± 0.49 < 0.05
Fat 0.46 ± 0.21 0.51 ± 0.07 NS
Heart 1.26 ± 0.26 1.29 ± 0.20 NS
Intestine 2.71 ± 0.70 3.16 ± 0.36 NS
Kidney 4.07 ± 0.78 4.25 ± 0.33 NS
Liver 2.69 ± 1.14 8.34 ± 4.33 < 0.05
Lungs 3.28 ± 1.10 3.58 ± 0.33 NS
Lymph nodes 2.03 ± 0.51 2.35 ± 0.34 NS
Muscle 0.71 ± 0.24 0.71 ± 0.08 NS
Pancreas 1.21 ± 0.25 1.48 ± 0.21 NS
Spleen 3.20 ± 1.28 4.51 ± 1.63 NS
Thymus 1.89 ± 0.96 1.18 ± 0.15 NS
  1. At 3 h after intravenous injection of ionic 68Ga. Results are expressed as % IA/g (mean ± SD). NS, not significant. aDifference between atherosclerotic and control mice.