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Table 4 Superoxide dismutase and catalase activity levels in RBCs compacted cells and lung tissue homogenate in rat after different treatment conditions

From: Boswellic acids extract attenuates pulmonary fibrosis induced by bleomycin and oxidative stress from gamma irradiation in rats

Parameters Groups SOD Cat
Blood (g/ml packed RBCs) Lung (μg/g wet tissue) Blood (μmol/ml packed RBCs Lung (μmol/g wet tissue)
Control 5.065 ± 0.51 7.366 ± 0.60 398.425 ± 40.57 165.183 ± 18.10
b NS NS NS NS
c P = 0.0001 P = 0.01 NS p = 0.009
BA 5.356 ± 0.47 7.307 ± 1.06 389.510 ± 36.72 162.477 ± 11.25
a NS NS NS NS
b NS NS NS NS
c P = 0.0001 P = 0.014 NS P = 0.018
IR 4.872 ± 0.53 7.233 ± 0.43 377.941 ± 51.08 166.333 ± 13.41
a NS NS NS NS
c P = 0.0001 P = 0.019 NS P = 0.007
BA +IR 4.875 ± 0.50 6.850 ± 0.84 404.467 ± 12.32 154.373 ± 10.08
a NS NS NS NS
b NS NS NS NS
c P = 0.0001 NS NS NS
BL 3.064 ± 0.28 5.973 ± 0.28 382.335 ± 56.22 141.187 ± 1.31
a P = 0.0001 P = 0.01 NS p = 0.009
b P = 0.0001 P = 0.019 NS P = 0.007
BA + BL 4.805 ± 0.56 7.097 ± 0.29 434.126 ± 45.83 171.960 ± 4.12
a NS NS NS NS
b NS NS p = 0.026 NS
c P = 0.0001 P = 0.033 p = 0.039 P = 0.002
BL + IR 4.805 ± 0.56 6.970 ± 0.21 434.126 ± 45.83 157.110 ± 4.84
a NS NS NS NS
b NS NS p = 0.026 NS
c P = 0.0001 NS p = 0.039 NS
BA + BL + IR 4.342 ± 0.77 6.757 ± 0.47 448.533 ± 32.19 181.187 ± 2.17
a P = 0.025 NS p = 0.046 NS
b NS NS p = 0.006 NS
c P = 0.0001 NS p = 0.009 P = 0.0001
  1. Each value represents mean ± SD (n = 10).
  2. n = Number of tests
  3. a: Significant difference from Control
  4. b: Significant difference from Irradiation group (IR)
  5. c: Significant difference from Bleomycin group (BL)
  6. NS: no significance