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Table 4 Effect of C. borivilianum on SOD, CAT and GPx levels in the sperm of different experimental groups

From: Chlorophytum borivilianum (Safed Musli) root extract prevents impairment in characteristics and elevation of oxidative stress in sperm of streptozotocin-induced adult male diabetic Wistar rats

Parameters Normal Diabetic Diabetic
250 mg/kg C. borivilianum 500 mg/kg C. borivilianum 600 μg/kg glibenclamide
Superoxide dismutase (units/mg protein/min) 1.56 ± 0.06 0.95* ± 0.07 1.26 ± 0.08 1.42 ± 0.06 1.45 ± 0.07
Catalase (H2O2 metabolized/mg protein/min) 0.64 ± 0.06 0.34* ± 0.08 0.45 ± 0.06 0.52 ± 0.05 0.56 ± 0.07
Glutathione peroxidase (μmol of GSH consumed/ mg protein/min) 1.72 ± 0.05 1.26* ± 0.08 1.57 ± 0.05 1.64 ± 0.06 1.66 ± 0.07
  1. The value represents means ± S.D. for 6 rats per group. *p < 0.01 compared to normal, non-diabetic rats, p < 0.01 as compared to non-treated diabetic rats.
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