Table 4.

Blue native polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis for control vs. gestational TiO2-exposed animals at the young adult (6-12 wk) stage

Electron Transport ChainOptical DensityControl Average ± SEExposed Average ± SE
Complex IAU8.69 ± 1.668.61 ± 2.26
Complex IIAU7.02 ± 1.076.58 ± 1.98
Complex IIIAU9.80 ± 1.1010.2 ± 2.45
Complex IVAU10.6 ± 0.279.83 ± 1.82
Complex VAU8.59 ± 0.768.66 ± 2.00
  • Values are averages ± SE for each measure; n = 3 control and n = 4 gestational TiO2-exposed animals. Complex I (P = 0.94), complex II (P = 0.74), complex III (P = 0.82), complex IV (P = 0.5), and complex V (P = 0.96) were evaluated and found to be statistically insignificant.