Table 2

Seminal plasma levels of free 8-Isoprostane and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and activities of catalase and superoxide dismutase (SOD) in controls and total patients.

Variables

Controls (N = 16)

Patients (N = 46)


TAC (mM)

1.63 ± 0.08

1.05 ± 0.04a

Catalase (U/ml)

22.58 ± 2.20

14.40 ± 0.93b

SOD (U/ml)

5.89 ± 0.96

5.32 ± 0.56

8-Isoprostane (ng/ml)

2.60 ± 0.38

18.23 ± 3.56c


Data are reported as mean ± SEM.

ap = 0.001, bp = 0.0.03, cp = 0.0001 in comparison with controls.

Khosrowbeygi and Zarghami BMC Clinical Pathology 2007 7:6   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-7-6

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