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Table 1 Values of the model parameters

From: Carotenoid dynamics in Atlantic salmon

Relative rates Values (per day)
r hc – transfer from chylomicrons to remnants and albumin 0.5
r lc – uptake from chylomicron remnant to liver 5
r la – deposition in liver from albumin 1.2
r ll – uptake into liver from LDL 5
r lh – uptake into liver from HDL 5
r ld – enzymatic degradation and excretion in liver 0.5
r v – uptake by VLDL from liver 0.25
r hv – transfer from VLDL to LDL and albumin 0.5
r hvldl – uptake into HDL from VLDL 0.5
r al – uptake into albumin from LDL at muscle 0.05
r hldl – uptake into HDL from LDL 0.05
R ma – deposition in muscle from albumin 0.00024 mg·(ml blood)-1·day -1
r hm – transfer into HDL from muscle 0.03
r c – bioavailable fraction of astaxanthin fed 0.5
Tissue weight constants Values
b – blood volume as a fraction of fish weight 0.045 litre blood·(kg fish)-1
l – liver weight as a fraction of fish weight 0.01 kg liver·(kg fish)-1
m – muscle weight as a fraction of fish weight 0.50 kg muscle·(kg fish)-1
γ, λ, ρ – allometric constants 1
Sigmoid values Values
n ma – Hill coefficient 2
θ ma – threshold 0.00005 mg·(ml blood)-1
Fractions taken up by albumin Values
φ – from chylomicrons 0.75
η – from VLDL 0.75
Convolution terms Values
μ 1 – Mean of I ax 1
σ 1 – Standard deviations of I ax 0.001
μ 2 – Mean of Z 20
σ 2 – Standard deviations of Z 12