Table 2. Plasma acid-base data in conscious animals after three weeks of dietary protein (HiPro)a

pHPCO2 (mmHg)Calculated [HCO3] (mM)Measured [TCO2] (mM)
a Values are means ± SEM.
b P < 0.05 versus 20% protein.
CON (20% protein) week 1 (n = 8)7.42 ± 0.0239.9 ± 1.024.0 ± 0.825.0 ± 0.5
HiPro (50% protein) week 1 (n = 8)7.37 ± 0.0239.1 ± 1.022.0 ± 0.723.1b ± 0.6
CON (20% protein) week 3 (n = 8)7.41 ± 0.0239.2 ± 1.024.1 ± 0.925.2 ± 0.6
HiPro (50% protein) week 3 (n = 8)7.38 ± 0.0238.5 ± 1.022.1 ± 0.823.3b ± 0.5