TABLE 2

The two-exponential model and noncompartmental parameters of arginine kinetics

A1 (%)A2 (%)α1 (min−1)α2 (min−1)Q1 (μmol/kg)V1 (l/kg%)Ra (μmol · h−1 · kg−1)PCR (l · h−1 · kg−1)
Control subjects
 Mean91 (10)*9 (31)0.194 (13)0.012 (37)10.917.254.40.87
 SE220.0450.0010.61.410.70.19
 Min–max86–991–140.110–0.3400.008–0.0178.9–12.812.8–20.326.8–83.80.40–1.33
Type 2 diabetic patients
 Mean89 (13)11 (21)0.205 (17)0.012 (64)1114.646.30.62
 SE220.0290.00322.57.70.10
 Min–Max81–955–190.110–0.2900.007–0.0265.4–17.98.1–22.121.4–72.60.30–0.94
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    * Mean of precision of parameter estimate expressed as CV%, i.e., if pi denotes the parameter estimate, one has CV% = SD (pi)/pi × 100.