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Table 3 Ovarian levels of malondialdehyde, catalase and total peroxydases, following treatments

From: The leaf aqueous extract of Myrianthus arboreus P. Beauv. (Cecropiaceae) improved letrozole-induced polycystic ovarian syndrome associated conditions and infertility in female Wistar rats

Groups Malondialdehyde (μM) Catalase
(μmole/g of total proteins)
Total peroxidases
(mM/g of total proteins)
NC 1.60 ± 0.14 2.09 ± 0.11 11.13 ± 1.32
LTZ 1.86 ± 0.11 1.57 ± 0.03*** 6.64 ± 0.37**
LTZ + CC + MET 1.25 ± 0.09## 1.47 ± 0.11*** 7.53 ± 0.38*
LTZ + AE 20 1.36 ± 0.032# 1.96 ± 0.07# 7.84 ± 0.06
LTZ + AE 110 1.01 ± 0.10**, ### 1.79 ± 0.05 8.27 ± 0.71
LTZ + AE 200 1.73 ± 0.08 1.79 ± 0.05 10.17 ± 1.12#
  1. NC normal control; LTZ letrozole; CC clomiphene citrate; MET metformine; AE leaf aqueous extract of M. arboreus. Results are presented as mean S.E.M., n = 5. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01 and *** p < 0.001 vs NC. # p < 0.05, ## p < 0.01 and ### p < 0.001 vs LTZ