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Table 2 The defensive role of thyme aqueous extract on liver lipid peroxidation, liver glutathione levels, liver glutathione S-transferase, catalase, glutathione peroxidase, and glutathione reductase activities in normal and dexamethasone (DXM)-treated rats

From: Thymus vulgaris extract modulates dexamethasone induced liver injury and restores the hepatic antioxidant redox system

Treatments            
ParametersLipid peroxidation
(nmol/g) (tissue/hr)
% changeGlutathione reduced (nmol/g tissue)% changeGlutathione S-transferase
IU/gm tissue
% changeCatalase in liver
(IU/gm tissue)
% changeGlutathione peroxidase
(IU/gm tissue)
%
change
Glutathione reductase (IU/gm tissue)%
change
G1
Normal
13.13 ± 1.07-33.47 ± 3.65-4.12 ± 0.161-0.800 ± 0.004-171.5 ± 8.43-317.2 ± 12.59-
G2
Dexamethasone
25.72 ± 1.65***95.8918.49 ± 1.44 **− 44.762.34 ± 0.166 ***− 43.200.213 ± 0.056 ***− 73.3881.57 ± 6.07***− 52.44180.1 ± 5.73***-43.22
G3
Thyme
22.39 ± 1.56− 12.9534.95 ± 0.936 ***89.023.69 ± 0.252 ***57.690.303 ± 0.526 **− 42.25131.5 ± 13.80 **61.21290.4 ± 16.61 ***61.24
F-ProbabilityP < 0.6424-P < 0.0002-P < 0.0001-P < 0.0001-P < 0.2094-P < 0.0001-
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± standard error. Number of animals in each group is ten. Mean, which have the same superscript symbol(s), are not significantly different. Percentage changes (%) were calculated by comparing normal group with DXM-treated group and pre-treated DXM groups with DXM-treated group