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Table 6 Antioxidant in intestinal mucosa of weaned pigs fed different levels of PEOa

From: Effects of plant essential oil supplementation on growth performance, immune function and antioxidant activities in weaned pigs

Itemsb CON PEO50 PEO100 PEO200 P
Linear Quadratic
Duodenal mucosa
 TP, gprot/L 77.09 ± 7.06 78.38 ± 11.38 78.30 ± 6.59 76.29 ± 11.63 0.960 0.981
 GSH, mgGSH/gprot 5.22 ± 0.93 5.73 ± 1.35 10.97 ± 0.80 12.02 ± 2.30 0.007 0.029
 T-AOC, U/mgprot 0.21 ± 0.06 0.23 ± 0.02 0.28 ± 0.02 0.27 ± 0.01 0.157 0.369
 T-SOD, U/mL 24.37 ± 1.83 24.79 ± 3.97 24.08 ± 1.71 24.90 ± 0.31 0.921 0.992
 MDA, nmol/mL 36.93 ± 4. 50 26.64 ± 4.24 24.62 ± 6.15 19.37 ± 6.43 0.166 0.397
 CAT, U/gprot 16.32 ± 2.15 17.73 ± 0.71 17.78 ± 1.83 18.55 ± 2.72 0.380 0.676
Jejunal mucosa
 TP, gprot/L 83.91 ± 10.41 85.10 ± 10.95 83.61 ± 10.58 84.48 ± 10.08 0.992 1.000
 GSH, mgGSH/gprot 1.95 ± 0.47 2.48 ± 1.29 3.87 ± 1.35 2.80 ± 0.84 0.562 0.121
 T-AOC, U/mgprot 0.23 ± 0.03 0.27 ± 0.01 0.28 ± 0.06 0.27 ± 0.07 0.381 0.600
 T-SOD, U/mL 13.95 ± 0.97 16.16 ± 1.79 19.14 ± 3.02 20.12 ± 2.22 0.069 0.199
 MDA, nmol/mL 37.60 ± 12.01 33.60 ± 3.27 32.90 ± 8.40 14.00 ± 2.79 0.042 0.076
 CAT, U/gprot 4.63 ± 0.83 5.05 ± 0.39 5.35 ± 0.32 6.13 ± 1.13 0.254 0.528
Ileal mucosa
 TP, gprot/L 138.13 ± 6.15 160.16 ± 9.18 131.34 ± 10.15 149.74 ± 16.24 0.974 0.999
 GSH, mgGSH/gprot 1.15 ± 0.11 1.98 ± 0.26 2.01 ± 0.29 2.35 ± 0.16 0.011 0.032
 T-AOC, U/mgprot 0.14 ± 0.01 0.18 ± 0.03 0.19 ± 0.02 0.19 ± 0.03 0.126 0.210
 T-SOD, U/mL 9.16 ± 0.80 9.11 ± 0.44 9.66 ± 0.17 9.68 ± 0.55 0.509 0.812
 MDA, nmol/mL 91.41 ± 6.66 87.18 ± 13.15 83.04 ± 3.93 71.57 ± 4.29 0.246 0.506
 CAT, U/gprot 5.36 ± 0.31 5.25 ± 0.83 6.64 ± 0.73 7.46 ± 1.03 0.114 0.279
  1. Treatments: CON means basal diet; PEO50 means basal diet with 50 ppm PEO; PEO100 means basal diet with 100 ppm PEO; PEO200 means basal diet with 200 ppm PEO
  2. aValues are means ± S.E, n = 6
  3. bTP total protein, GSH glutathione, CAT catalase, T-AOC total antioxidant capacity, MDA methane dicarboxylic aldehyde, T-SOD total superoxide dismutase