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Table 10 Effect of sub-chronic treatment (30 days) malathion (200 mg / kg BW, po) and / or essential oils of lavender (50 mg / kg, PC, OP) on variation in the activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD) total (U of SOD activity per mg proteins), Cu / Zn SOD, Mn-SOD and Fe-SOD in the testes in mice

From: Lavandula stoechas essential oils protect against Malathion-induces reproductive disruptions in male mice

Testis SOD CTR M LSEO M + LSEO
SOD Total 8.34 ± 0.67 4.48 ± 0.42* 8.43 ± 0.38# 6.89 ± 0.51*#
cu/zn-SOD 4.36 ± 0.45 2.23 ± 0.24* 4.97 ± 0.41# 4.09 ± 0.3#
Mn-SOD 2.49 ± 0.36 1.47 ± 0.15* 2.56 ± 0.13# 1.63 ± 0.27*
Fe-SOD 1.14 ± 0.13 1.09 ± 0.18 1.16 ± 0.22 1.18 ± 0.12
  1. The results represent the mean ± SEM (n = 12). (*: P < 0.05 vs. control, and #: p < 0.05 vs Malathion by the student t-test)