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Table 5 Indices of immune system 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
Xanthine oxidase (IU/mg protein) D1 24.98 ± 1.60bc 27.69 ± 2.00ab 29.17 ± 1.81a
D2 22.77 ± 1.47c 17.15 ± 0.80d 17.44 ± 1.02d
D3 21.07 ± 0.83c 14.90 ± 0.71e 10.91 ± 0.47e
Nitric oxide (nmol/dL) D1 32.92 ± 2.11d 35.66 ± 2.57b 40.62 ± 2.53a
D2 34.77 ± 2.24bc 32.05 ± 1.50d 30.31 ± 1.78ef
D3 33.28 ± 1.31cd 28.40 ± 1.36f 24.80 ± 1.06g
MPO (IU/mg protein) D1 18.91 ± 1.212c 20.05 ± 1.446b 22.82 ± 1.420a
D2 19.43 ± 1.252bc 18.93 ± 0.884c 16.07 ± 0.944d
D3 20.62 ± 0.814ab 16.14 ± 0.772d 13.68 ± 0.585e
  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