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Table 1 Changes in Bax, Bcl-2 protein expression and TUNEL positivity in the different experimental groups

From: Effect of Curcuma longa and Ocimum sanctum on myocardial apoptosis in experimentally induced myocardial ischemic-reperfusion injury

  Bax (%) Bcl-2 (%) TUNEL (%)
Sham 3.5% ± 0.4 1.86 ± 0.17 0.2 ± 0.01
Control IR 9.80 ± 0.50### 1.45 ± 0.21 3.0 ± 0.20###
Cl-IR 4.4 ± 0.28** 7.7 + 0.62*** 0.8 ± 0.04*
Os-IR 6.4 ± 0.62* 1.80 ± 0.07 2.4 ± 0.09
  1. Each value is expressed as Mean ± SD of eight experiments. ###p < 0.001 Vs Sham; *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.0001 Vs Control IR. Total cell counts and Bax, Bcl-2 and TUNEL positive cells in the specimens were determined by means of a light microscope. The Bax, Bcl-2 and TUNEL positive cells were expressed as percentage of normal nuclei.