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Table 3 Effect of Thymus vulgaris extract testicular oxidative stress marker and antioxidant enzyme activity of the experimental groups of rats

From: Effect of Thymus vulgaris leaf extract on cadmium-induced testicular toxicity in rats

Groups MDA(nmol/g tissue) SOD ((U/g tissue) CAT(U/g tissue)
A (Control) 36.40 ± 1.04a 41.80 ± 1.28a 34.57 ± 1.04a
B ( CdCl2) 103.70 ± 3.42b 16.87 ± 1.01b 18.80 ± 0.81b
C (TVE only) 27.17 ± 6.18a 42.80 ± 2.87a 44.00 ± 2.60c
D (CdCl2 + TVE) 88.50 ± 5.39c 22.30 ± 0.91b 24.80 ± 0.78d
  1. Values are Mean ± S.E.M, n = 8; nmol/g, nanomoles per gram; U/g, units per gram; TVE, Thymus vulgaris extract; CdCl2, Cadmium chloride; MDA, malondyaldehyde; CAT, catalase; SOD, superoxide dismutase. Mean values bearing different superscripts in the same column differ significantly at p ≤ 0.05