Table 3

Effect of IDDM on the blood levels of antioxidants

Sl No.

Antioxidant

Control

IDDM


1.

Vitamin A (retinol)

2.24 ± 0.25

1.35 ± 0.32$

2.

β-carotene

2.86 ± 0.34

1.83 ± 0.4$

3.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)

68 ± 14

38 ± 10$

4.

Vitamin E (α-tocopherol)

20.4 ± 0.8

15.2 ± 1.2$

5.

Glutathione peroxidase (GPx)

52 ± 5

38 ± 4$

6.

Superoxide dismutase (SOD)

1620 ± 80

1240 ± 68$

7.

Catalase

256 ± 32

178 ± 28$

8.

Uric acid (mmol/l)

0.15 ± 0.05

0.10 ± 0.02$


Results are expressed as mean ± SD. $ p < 0.05 against the control values

Ramakrishna and Jailkhani Diagnostic Pathology 2007 2:22   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-2-22

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