Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Changes in Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant Enzyme Activities in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetes Mellitus in Rats: Role of Alhagi maurorum Extracts

Table 2

Changes in level of free radicals and activities of antioxidant enzymes in liver of diabetic rats treated with either water or ethanolic extract of Alhagi maurorum.

ParametersAnimals treatments
Control groupSTZ-groupSTZ-WE-groupSTZ-EE-group

MDA  (nmoles/g tissue)551.20 ± 64.291222.40 ± 101.9845.00 ± 31.32647.80 ± 52.73
GSH  (nmoles/g tissue)876.35 ± 57.55424.15 ± 48.341103.66 ± 1051317.82 ± 133.8
GPx (mU/mg protein)634.12 ± 61.31355.28 ± 41.68474.50 ± 25.37506.19 ± 21.51
GR (mU/mg protein)15.04 ± 0.5323.35 ± 1.8513.62 ± 1.0915.98 ± 0.96
GST (mU/mg protein)17.95 ± 1.1613.81 ± 0.4517.05 ± 1.6715.57 ± 1.01
SOD (U/mg protein)216.57 ± 19.01139.94 ± 7.39197.79 ± 32.37205.50 ± 16.6

Values are expressed as mean ± SE of 10 rats in each group.
Mean values within a row not sharing the same superscript letters were significantly different, .

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