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Table 3 Changes in antioxidant state of rats induced by Naja haje snake venom after four hours

From: Hepatotoxicity and oxidative stress induced by Naja haje crude venom

Parameters Control rats Intoxicated rats
Serum GSH (mmol/mL) 1.56 ± 0.34 1.01 ± 0.15*
Liver GSH (mmol/g tissue) 92.42 ± 17.07 56.69 ± 2.46*
Liver GPx (U/g tissue) 1722.43 ± 69.54 2253.41 ± 71.24*
Liver GR (μmol/h/g tissue) 93.78 ± 10.75 55.59 ± 18.27*
Liver GST (μmol/h/g tissue) 0.61 ± 0.02 0.24 ± 0.01*
Liver SOD (U/g tissue) 1.06 ± 0.03 1.72 ± 0.08*
Liver CAT (U/g tissue) 0.41 ± 0.02 0.13 ± 0.01*
  1. *significant change at p < 0.05 with respect to the control group; values are means ± SE (n = 6).
  2. GSH: glutathione, GPx: glutathione peroxidase, GR: glutathione reductase, SOD: superoxide dismutase, CAT: catalase.