Table 1

Effect of time in culture on potassium retention (PR) and total protein (TP) levels in human liver slices

TimeLiver 1Liver 21-aLiver 3
PRTPTPPRTP
hr mg/ml μmol/g mg/ml μmol/g mg/ml
089.11.584.152104.20
441.31.573.8334.73.25
836.41.573.8340.43.48
2450.71.643.4131.53.20
4835.71.252.6219.52.88
7235.31.382.5615.62.30
9619.71.191.5615.62.08
  • 1-a Liver potassium retention was not assessed, because of K+ in the homogenizing buffer.