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Table 2 Effect of β-sitosterol upon various in-vivo antioxidant markers

From: Effect of β-sitosterol against methyl nitrosourea-induced mammary gland carcinoma in albino rats

Groups TBARs (nM of MDA/μg of protein) GSH (mg %) SOD (Units of SOD/mg of protein) Catalase (nM of H2O2/min/mg of protein)
CONTROL (3 ml/kg) 86.08 ± 5.00*** 2.30 ± 0.12 1.92 ± 0 50.63 ± 7.81*
MNU (47 mg/kg) 118.84 ± 4.65 2.00 ± 0.16 1.81 ± 0.02 31.76 ± 2.59
β-SITOSTEROL + MNU (10 mg/kg + 47 mg/kg) 147.93 ± 6.67** 1.03 ± 0.14** 1.82 ± 0.03 26.90 ± 3.06
β-SITOSTEROL + MNU (20 mg/kg + 47 mg/kg) 105.51 ± 2.35 1.24 ± 0.21* 1.80 ± 0.03 51.75 ± 3.31*
  1. (Values are Mean ± SEM), each group contains eight animals. Comparisons were made on the basis of the one-way ANOVA followed by Bonferroni test. All groups were compared to the toxic control group (*p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001)