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Table 3 Effects of N. sativa fixed and essential oil on hepatic antioxidants enzymes in diabetic rats

From: Effect of Nigella sativa fixed and essential oils on antioxidant status, hepatic enzymes, and immunity in streptozotocin induced diabetes mellitus

Parameters Diets Study intervals (Days)
0 28 56
Glutathione peroxidase (IU/mg protein) D 1 65.68 ± 3.790d 62.50 ± 2.025de 58.81 ± 2.981e
D 2 62.50 ± 2.615de 72.20 ± 2.427c 78.70 ± 3.466b
D 3 62.86 ± 2.394d 77.75 ± 3.785b 96.96 ± 4.304a
Glutathione reductase (IU/mg protein) D 1 16.28 ± 0.939d 15.53 ± 0.503de 14.60 ± 0.740e
D 2 15.53 ± 0.649de 18.33 ± 0.616c 23.80 ± 1.048b
D 3 15.60 ± 0.594de 24.35 ± 1.185b 29.36 ± 1.303a
Glutathione transferase (IU/mg protein) D 1 0.75 ± 0.043d 0.74 ± 0.024d 0.65 ± 0.033e
D 2 0.74 ± 0.031d 0.84 ± 0.028c 0.95 ± 0.042b
D 3 0.73 ± 0.028d 0.80 ± 0.039c 1.03 ± 0.046a
  1. Means sharing same letters in a column/row do not differ significantly at P < 0.05.
  2. D1 = control diet; D2= N. sativa seed fixed oil; D3 = N. sativa seed essential oil.