Liver respiration 3 hr after ConA injection (immediately post-tissue collection and after in vitro incubation). C57Bl/6 wild-type mice were injected either with PBS (Panel A) or with 12 mg ConA/kg (Panel B). Two liver specimens were then collected per mouse at 3 hr post-injection; minute zero corresponds to the time of sacrifice of an animal. For untreated mice, one specimen (25 mg) was run at t = 4 (immediately post-collection) and one (27 mg) at t = 83 min. For the treated mice, one specimen (20 mg) was run at t = 4 (immediately post-collection) and one (24 mg) at t = 49 min. The lines shown are linear fits. Rates of respiration (k
, in μM O2 min-1 · mg-1) and R
2 values are shown at the bottom of the runs.