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Table 2 Effect of turmeric on antioxidant status in rat liver

From: Pre-administration of turmeric prevents methotrexate-induced liver toxicity and oxidative stress

Groups SOD (U/mg protein) GSH-Px (U/mg protein) CAT (U/mg protein)
Control 3.34 ± 0.32 3.9 ± 0.39 2.21 ± 0.24
TUR (100mgkg−1) 3.77 ± 0.39 4.22 ± 0.72 2.54 ± 0.51
TUR (200mgkg−1) 4.43 ± 0.53 4.67 ± 0.58 3.33 ± 0.65a
MTX (20mgkg−1) 1.76 ± 0.25a 2.12 ± 0.23a 1.03 ± 0.27a
TUR (100mgkg−1) + MTX 2.13 ± 0.41a 2.84 ± 0.26a 1.36 ± 0.14a
TUR (200mgkg−1) + MTX 3.08 ± 0.36b 3.23 ± 0.31b 2.11 ± 0.19b
  1. Values of SOD, GSH-Px and CAT are shown as mean ± S.D.
  2. TUR Turmeric, MTX Methotrexate, SOD superoxide dismutase, GSH-Px Glutathione peroxidase, CAT Catalase. aSignificant different with control group at P < 0.05. bSignificant different with MTX at P < 0.05