GSH (mol/ml) GSSG (mol/ml) GSH/GSSG Ratio MDA (nmol/ml)
Controls 1.99 ± 0.21 0.10 ± 0.005 19.10 15.53 ± 3.7
Contaminated 1.40 ± 0.14
(0.002)*
0.30 ± 0.043
(0.021)*
4.66
(0.007)*
21.00 ± 8.8
(0.036)*
Uncontaminated 2.02 ± 0.11
(0.651)
0.11 ± 0.006
(0.439)
18.82
(0.544)
14.79 ± 2.5
(0.695)
F-value 30.99 26.95 110.83 106.86
P-value 0.006≠ 0.006≠ 0.005≠ ≠0.005
Results are expressed as mean ± standard error of mean. *p<0.05 is significant when compared with control using Student’s t test. ≠p<0.05 is significant using ANOVA. Abbreviations: GSH-reduced glutathione; GSSG-oxidized glutathione; GSH/GSSG- reduced/oxidized glutathione ratio; MDA- malondialdehyde.
Table 1: Levels of malondialdehyde, reduced glutathione, oxidized glutathione and reduced/oxidized glutathione ratio.