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Table 2 Alterations of antioxidative capacity in mouse testis after intragastric administration with TiO 2 NPs for 90 consecutive days

From: RETRACTED ARTICLE: Mechanisms of nanosized titanium dioxide-induced testicular oxidative stress and apoptosis in male mice

Enzyme activity TiO 2 NPs (mg/kg BW)
0 2.5 5 10
SOD (unit/mg proteinmin) 51 ± 2.71 35 ± 1.79* 23 ± 1.39** 13 ± 0.72***
CAT (unit/mg proteinmin) 73 ± 3.82 53 ± 2.79* 35 ± 1.86** 25 ± 1.39***
GSH-Px (unit/mg proteinmin) 57 ± 2.96 43 ± 2.29* 29 ± 1.56** 18 ± 1.15***
GST (unit/mg proteinmin) 50 ± 2.65 37 ± 2.06* 22 ± 1.2** 15 ± 0.8***
GR (unit/mg proteinmin) 59 ± 3.23 50 ± 2.65* 36 ± 1.85** 29 ± 1.56***
GSH (ng/g tissue) 2360 ± 118.56 1910 ± 95.53* 1090 ± 55.56** 510 ± 25.68***
Ascorbic acid (ng/g tissue) 2050 ± 103.28 1480 ± 75.22* 850 ± 43.55** 420 ± 22.67***
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, and ***p < 0.001. Values represent mean ± SD (n = 5).