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Table 2 MDA, SOD and CAT levels of liver tissues

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

Groups (n = 7) MDA (nmol/g protein) SOD (% inhibition) CAT (kU/gr protein)
Control 0.36 ± 0.02+++ 57.57 ± 1.13 2.89 ± 0.40+++
Olive oil 0.75 ± 0.04***, +++ 55.43 ± 6.07***, +++ 2.75 ± 0.19+++
Cynara extract 0.66 ± 0.02***, +++ 33.57 ± 3.73***, +++ 4.10 ± 0.70**, +++
0.2 ml/kg CCl4 1.04 ± 0.22*** 46.57 ± 2.69*** 1.43 ± 0.30***
Recovery 0.81 ± 0.16***, +++ 31.00 ± 2.64***, +++ 1.51 ± 0.49***
Curative 0.60 ± 0.08***, +++, a 38.57 ± 3.21***, +++, b 3.94 ± 0.37***, +++, b
  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
  3. a P < 0.01, b P < 0.001 values compared between recovery and curative group