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Table 4 Effect of methanolic extract (ME) and volatile oil (VO) fractions on plasma arylesterase activity and the ratio of LDL-C and arylesterase activity in rats after 30 days of treatment

From: Elucidation of mechanisms of actions of thymoquinone-enriched methanolic and volatile oil extracts from Nigella sativa against cardiovascular risk parameters in experimental hyperlipidemia

Group Arylesterase activity (nmole/min/ml) LDL-C:arylesterase activity
NLP-C 665.15 ± 4.60 0.9220 × 10-3 ± 0.180 × 10-5
HLP-C 527.34 ± 4.73 (-20.71%)a 3.5682 × 10-3 ± 0.225 × 10-5 (+287.00%)a
HLP- ME 711.61 ± 4.70 (+34.94%)b 0.8338 × 10-3 ± 0.170× 10-5 (-76.63%)b
HLP-VO 680.57 ± 5.20 (+29.05%)b 0.9020 × 10-3 ± 0.180 × 10-5 (-74.72%)b
  1. LDL-C (mg/ml) values are taken from Figure 1. Each value represents mean ± SD from pooled plasma samples in each group. The values were statistically significant from NLP-C at ap < 0.05 and HLP-C at bp < 0.05, and the values between the treated groups were also significant (p < 0.05).