Table 6

Effect of chronic exposure to two types of gasoline vapour on the contents of lipid peroxidation, reduced glutathione and superoxide dismutase activity of cerebral cortex in male rats.

GROUP


Parameter

Control

Leaded gasoline

Unleaded gasoline


Lipid peroxidation

(MAD)

nmol/gwet tissue

4.35 ± 0.79

4.456 ± 0.71

6.57 ± 1.37 a** b**


Reduced glutathione

(GSH)

mgGSH/g wet tissue

5.834 ± 0.76

3.635 ± 0.43 a***

4.7 ± 0.86 a* b*


Superoxide dismutase

(SOD)

Unit/g wet tissue

267.26 ± 18.46

253.79 ± 14.74

192.56 ± 19.78 a*** b***


Values are expressed as means ± SD

a: significantly different from the control group.

b: significantly different from the leaded gasoline.

Asterisks indicate the level of significance (* P < 0.05; ** P 0.01; *** P < 0.001.)

The number of animals in each experimental group was 6.

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