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Table 2 Biochemical parameters in kidney fragments

From: In vitro study of protective effect of Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir. stem bark and Amaranthus spinosus L. root extracts on cataractogenesis and glomerulopathy

Biochemical parameters MDA (nM/mg protein) GSH (µg/mg protein)
NC 0.0355 ± 0.0014 6.7555 ± 0.2725
TC 0.0816 ± 0.0015# # 0.3767 ± 0.0625# #
P. erinaceus 500 mg/kg 0.0455 ± 0.0028** 3.7991 ± 0.0715**
P. erinaceus 250 mg/kg 0.0509 ± 0.0013* 3.5779 ± 0.2172*
A. spinosus 500 mg/kg 0.0373 ± 0.0015** 5.3670 ± 0.1345***
A. spinosus 250 mg/kg 0.0493 ± 0.0021* 2.8165 ± 0.1058**
Rutin 500 µg/kg 0.0360 ± 0.0009** 4.6966 ± 0.2016**
  1. NC = normal control; TC = toxic control; MDA = malondialdehyde; GSH = glutathione. The values were analyzed with a 1-way ANOVA and then expressed as mean ± SEM. # #p < 0.01 compared to NC; *p < 0.05;**p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001; compared to TC. n = 5