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Table 6 Effects of the aqueous extract of V. heterophylla on markers of oxidative stress

From: Diuretic and antioxidant activities of the aqueous extract of leaves of Vepris heterophylla (Engl.) R. Let (Rutaceae) in rats

  Homogenate plasma haemolysates
Treatments MDA (μM/100 g of tissue) ROOH (μM/100 g of tissue) CAT (mMH2O2/min/g of protein) Protein (g/100 g of tissue) Glutathion (mmol/L) MDA (μM/l) ROOH (μM/l) CAT (mMH2O2/min/g of protein) Protein (g/l)
Control 250 mg/kg 10.45 ± 1.66 1.66 ± 0.11 0.03 ± 0.02 58.11 ± 0.43 0.45 ± 0,021 19.77 ± 1.70 0.03 ± 0.01 0.01 ± 0.00 39.79 ± 4.21
8.89 ± 0.77* 0.88 ± 0.34*** 0.16 ± 0.03* 36.67 ± 3.23** 0.26 ± 0,033** 8.45 ± 2.11*** 0.05 ± 0.01* 0.12 ± 0.04*** 49.98 ± 0.34*
  1. Values are means ± S.E.M., n = 5, *P < 0.05, *P < 0.01, *P < 0.001, significant difference compared to control rat
  2. MDA malondialdehyde, ROOH 'hydroperoxyde, CAT catalase