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Table 1 Serum levels of AST and ALT

From: The hepatocurative effects of Cynara scolymus L. leaf extract on carbon tetrachloride-induced oxidative stress and hepatic injury in rats

Groups (n = 7) AST (U/l) ALT (U/l)
Control 184.14 ± 5.78+++ 70.71 ± 6.24+++
Olive oil 284.00 ± 32.10***, +++ 117.71 ± 26.56***, +++
Cynara extract 248.42 ± 19.68***, +++ 78.86 ± 16.23+++
0.2 ml/kg CCl4 342.14 ± 21.42*** 201.00 ± 9.74***
Recovery 213.57 ± 10.45*, +++ 101.00 ± 8.92***, +++
Curative 202.42 ± 21.57+++ 96.43 ± 7.28***, +++
  1. * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01, *** P < 0.001 values are compared with the control group
  2. + P < 0.05, ++ P < 0.01, +++ P < 0.001 values are compared with the CCl4 group