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Table 1 Oxidative stress indicators in rat penile tissue

From: Protective effects of Danshen injection against erectile dysfunction via suppression of endoplasmic reticulum stress activation in a streptozotocin-induced diabetic rat model

Group ROS MDA content (nmol/mg of protein) SOD activity (U/mg of protein)
Control 99.26 ± 0.89 1.41 ± 0.09 267.14 ± 15.98
Diabetes 164.53 ± 8.71** 2.22 ± 0.09** 191.24 ± 4.87***
Danshen injection (0.5 mL/kg) 130.62 ± 7.88*# 1.80 ± 0.10**# 222.98 ± 6.71**#
Danshen injection (1 mL/kg) 122.17 ± 9.26*# 1.79 ± 0.08*# 228.77 ± 7.11**#
  1. Data are presented as the mean ± S.E.M. (n = 5). **P < 0.01, ***P < 0.001 vs. the control group; #P < 0.05, vs. the diabetes group; ROS data are presented as 2′,7′-dichlorofluorescein fluorescence intensity (% of control)
  2. ROS Reactive oxygen species, MDA Malondialdehyde, SOD Superoxide dismutase