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Table 2 Pearson correlations between concentrations of cow plasma biomarkers at −10 d relative to parturition and their offspring body weight. Cows were classified according to normal body condition score (BCS) (≤ 3.25, NormBCS; n = 30) or high BCS (≥ 3.75, HighBCS; n = 19)

From: Maternal body condition during late-pregnancy is associated with in utero development and neonatal growth of Holstein calves

Itema Cow BCS P-value
HighBCS NormBCS HighBCS NormBCS
Energy metabolism
 BHBA, mmol/L 0.30 −0.31 0.32 0.12
 Creatinine, μmol/L −0.03 < 0.001 0.91 0.99
 Glucose, mmol/L −0.02 −0.07 0.97 0.73
 NEFA, mmol/L 0.01 −0.02 0.96 0.94
 Urea, mmol/L 0.55 −0.27 0.05 0.18
Liver function
 AST/GOT, U/L −0.46 −0.01 0.12 0.95
 Cholesterol, mmol/L −0.01 −0.07 0.99 0.98
 GGT, U/L −0.57 −0.11 0.03 0.58
 Total bilirubin, μmol/L 0.02 −0.21 0.94 0.31
Inflammation
 Albumin, g/L 0.42 −0.32 0.15 0.11
 Ceruloplasmin, μmol/L −0.58 −0.03 0.03 0.88
 Haptoglobin, g/L −0.76 0.31 < 0.001 0.13
 Myeloperoxidase, U/L −0.41 0.09 0.16 0.64
Oxidative stress
 Paraoxonase, U/mL 0.23 −0.05 0.46 0.80
 FRAP, μmol/L −0.27 0.28 0.37 0.17
 NOx, μmol/L 0.41 −0.05 0.16 0.81
 Nitrites, μmol/L 0.01 0.26 0.96 0.20
 Nitrates, μmol/L 0.41 −0.36 0.16 0.07
 ROM, mg H2O2/100 mL −0.73 0.11 < 0.005 0.61
 Retinol, μg/100 mL −0.05 0.05 0.88 0.82
 Tocopherol, μg/mL 0.30 −0.14 0.32 0.49
  1. aAST aspartate aminotransferase, BHBA betahydroxybutyrate, GGT γ-glutamyl transpeptidase, FRAP ferric reducing ability of plasma, NEFA nonesterified fatty acids, NOx nitric oxide, ROM reactive oxygen metabolites