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Table 3 Indices of antioxidant status in oxidative stressed rats

From: Nigella sativa fixed and essential oil modulates glutathione redox enzymes in potassium bromate induced oxidative stress

Parameters Diets Study intervals (days)
0 28 56
Total Glutathione (mg/L) D1 27.70 ± 1.78cd 23.24 ± 1.68e 20.71 ± 1.29f
D2 29.09 ± 1.87c 28.03 ± 1.31cd 30.34 ± 1.78bc
D3 26.76 ± 1.06de 30.71 ± 1.47b 32.60 ± 1.39a
Reduced Glutathione (mg/L) D1 21.67 ± 1.25 17.80 ± 0.58 15.46 ± 0.78
D2 23.19 ± 0.97 22.96 ± 0.77 24.93 ± 1.10
D3 20.75 ± 0.79 25.33 ± 1.23 27.49 ± 1.22
α-Tocopherol (ng/mL) D1 74.16 ± 4.75bc 61.36 ± 4.42d 52.35 ± 3.26e
D2 70.51 ± 2.78c 78.55 ± 3.76a 80.29 ± 3.43a
D3 70.97 ± 4.57c 74.92 ± 3.50bc 76.59 ± 4.50ab
γ-Tocopherol (ng/mL) D1 15.12 ± 0.97cd 14.97 ± 1.08cd 12.01 ± 0.75e
D2 14.25 ± 0.56d 16.58 ± 0.79b 19.06 ± 0.82a
D3 14.12 ± 0.91d 15.66 ± 0.73bc 16.91 ± 0.99b
  1. D1 = Control diet; D2 = N. sativa seed fixed oil; D3 = N. sativa seed essential oil
  2. Means sharing same letters in a column/row do not differ significantly at P < 0.05