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Table 11 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 epididymis in mice

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

Epididymis SOD CTR M LSEO M + LSEO
SOD Total 6.67 ± 0.47 3.56 ± 0.28* 6.63 ± 0.38# 6.29 ± 0.51#
cu/zn-SOD 3.91 ± 0.22 1.21 ± 0.22* 3.64 ± 0.23# 3.82 ± 0.12#
Mn-SOD 1.62 ± 0.16 1.42 ± 0.21* 1.66 ± 0.11# 1.69 ± 0.09#
Fe-SOD 0.78 ± 0.07 0.71 ± 0.05 0.74 ± 0.06 0.76 ± 0.04
  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)