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Table 1 Body weight, total, reduced and oxidized glutathione and enzyme activities in control and BSO rats.

From: Glutathione deficiency down-regulates hepatic lipogenesis in rats

  Control group BSO group
Final body weight (g) 225 ± 13 204 ± 12*
Liver weight (g) 8.87 ± 0.62 9.17 ± 0.89
Liver   
Total glutathione (μmol/g) 5.39 ± 0.69 1.61 ± 0.63*
GSHa (μmol/g) 5.28 ± 0.70 1.53 ± 0.61*
GSSG (μmol/g) 0.05 ± 0.02 0.04 ± 0.02
GSH:GSSG-ratio 108 ± 46 42 ± 16*
GPx (U/mg protein) 1.69 ± 0.67 1.48 ± 0.45
Glutathione reductase (mU/mg protein) 64.9 ± 10.8 95.2 ± 14.8*
SOD (U/mg protein) 48.6 ± 8.5 56.2 ± 10.4
Catalase (U/mg protein) 1421 ± 222 1307 ± 373
  1. Values are means ± SD, n = 10. * Different from control rats at P < 0.05, determined by Student's t-test. a GPx, glutathione peroxidase, GSH, reduced glutathione; GSSG, oxidized glutathione; SOD, superoxide dismutase.