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Table 3 Protective effects of Karela extract on hypercholesterolemia induced changes in antioxidants levels in Wistar rats

From: Effects of Karela (Bitter Melon; Momordica charantia) on genes of lipids and carbohydrates metabolism in experimental hypercholesterolemia: biochemical, molecular and histopathological study

  SOD (U/ml) Catalase (U/ml) GSH (mg/dl) MDA (nmol/ml)
Control 347.9 ± 37.5 32.5 ± 4.4 0.4 ± 0.01 5.17 ± 0.3
Cholesterol 202.7 ± 25.4* 20.23 ± 2.8* 0.2 ± 0.02* 37 ± 4. 2*
Karela 566.3 ± 28.1$ 31.80 ± 8.3 0.8 ± 0.02$ 4. 6 ± 0.01
Karela + Cholesterol 286.7 ± 44.2# 66.5 ± 7.2# h1.7 ± 0.07# 16.7 ± 1.02#
  1. Values are means ± standard error (SEM) for 10 different rats per each treatment. Values are statistically significant at *p < 0.05 Vs. control, #p < 0.05 Vs. cholesterol administered rats and $p < 0.05 Vs. control