Table 1

Nutritional composition of administered diets

MacronutrientsPD (LabDietmousediet 20)KD (Bio-ServF3666)Measurement
Protein24.65%8.60%%
Fat13.21%75.10%%
Carbohydrate62.14%3.20%%
Other
 Fiber4.00%4.80%%
 Ash6.10%3.00%%
 Moisture12.00%<10%%
Amino acids
 Alanine1.15%0.23%%
 Arginine1.22%0.31%%
 Aspartic Acid2.19%0.55%%
 Cystine0.28%0.03%%
 Glutamic acid4.34%1.73%%
 Glycine0.96%0.21%%
 Histidine0.5%0.23%%
 Isoleucine0.97%0.47%%
 Leucine1.56%0.71%%
 Lysine1.16%0.63%%
 Methionine0.7%0.22%%
 Phenylalanine0.9%0.38%%
 Proline1.47%0.87%%
 Serine1.03%0.48%%
 Threonine0.77%0.37%%
 Tryptophan0.26%0.1%%
 Tyrosine0.59%0.48%%
 Valine1%0.55%%
Minerals
 Calcium0.81%0.57%%
 Chloride0.42%0.17%%
 Copper13 ppm6.6 ppmppm
 Chromium0.81 ppm2.2 ppmppm
 Fluoride/fluorine10 ppm0.0 ppmppm
 Iodine1.5 ppm0.2 ppmppm
 Iron220 ppm38.7 ppmppm
 Magnesium0.16%0.56%%
 Manganese85 ppm63.6 ppmppm
 Phosphorus0.6%0.49%%
 Potassium0.7%0.39%%
 Selenium0.3 ppm0.19 ppmppm
 Sodium3000 ppm1128 ppmppm
 Sulfur3400 ppm366 ppmppm
 Zinc87 ppm36 ppmppm
  • Comparison table of the two diets used throughout this study. All values have been converted to the percentage based on weight from company data sheets of the diets. PD Pico-Vac Mouse Diet 20 from LabDiet compared with KD #F3666 6:1 from Bio-Serv. Diets have been sorted into four categories for readability: Macronutrients, Other, Amino acids, Minerals.