Table 2.

Plasma acid-base data in conscious animals after 3 weeks of dietary proteina

pHPco2 (mmHg)Calculated [HCO3] (mM)Measured [TCO2] (mM)
CON (20% protein; n = 8)7.41 ± 0.0239.2 ± 1.024.1 ± 0.925.2 ± 0.6
HiPro (50% protein; n = 8)7.38 ± 0.0238.5 ± 1.022.1 ± 0.823.3 ± 0.5b
  • a Values are means ± SEM. CON, control; HiPro, 3 wk of 50% dietary protein; TCO2, total CO2.

  • b P < 0.05 versus 20% protein.