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Table 3 Effect of EGCG on sperm count and weight of the epididymis caput and epididymis cauda in SD rats

From: Effect of epigallocatechin gallate on aluminum chloride-induced changes in behavior, biochemical parameters, and spermatogenesis of Sprague-Dawley rats

  Epididymal sperm count (× 106/mL) Weight of the epididymis caput/corpus (g) Weight of the epididymis cauda (g)
Control 17.17 ± 1.58 0. 73 ± 0.01 0.48 ± 0.02
AlCl3 10.33 ± 0.95* 0.65 ± 0.04 0.39 ± 0.02
Vitamin C 16.67 ± 1.26 0.70 ± 0.02 0.46 ± 0.02
EGCG 16.50 ± 1.52 0.72 ± 0.01 0.47 ± 0.02
AlCl3 + vitamin C 13.67 ± 1.38 0.71 ± 0.01 0.46 ± 0.03
AlCl3 + EGCG 11.67 ± 1.12 0.67 ± 0.01 0.47 ± 0.01
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± SEM (n = 6). *P < 0.05 compared with control (one-way ANOVA followed by Tukey’s post-hoc test)