Table 1.

Serum calcium, phosphate, and PTH levels in rats fed a control or low-calcium diet with and without rapamycin

VariableControlLow CalciumLow Calcium and Rapamycin
Calcium (mg/dl)10.0±0.17.5±0.3a7.6±0.4a
Phosphate (mg/dl)6.3±0.18.3±0.5a7.3±0.2a
PTH (pg/ml)266±181364±121a1244±57a
Change in body weight (g)ND58.2±9.862.3±9.3
  • Results are mean±SEM (n=6–7). Results represent data from two experiments combined. Body weights: n=3–4. ND, not determined.

  • a P<0.05 compared with control diet.