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Table 2 Liver Se-GSHPx activity and plasma GSH concentration of guinea pigs after 5 and 12 weeks on the experimental diets1

From: Sparing effects of selenium and ascorbic acid on vitamin C and E in guinea pig tissues

Diet Group Liver Se-GSHPx (U/g protein) Plasma GSH (uM/L)
  Week 5 Week 12 Week 5 Week 12
Se-D/MC 15.02 ± 1.32a 14.36 ± 1.49a 7.55 ± 0.45a 4.23 ± 0.20a
  (n = 8) (n = 9) (n = 8) (n = 7)
Se-M/MC 33.97 ± 1.87b 30.84 ± 1.58b 8.44 ± 0.85a 3.86 ± 0.13a
  (n = 11) (n = 11) (n = 8) (n = 8)
Se-N/MC 46.78 ± 2.70c 35.52 ± 1.90b 7.38 ± 0.49a 4.12 ± 0.31a
  (n = 11) (n = 10) (n = 8) (n = 8)
Se-N/NC 57.04 ± 6.46c 43.12 ± 1.70c 7.52 ± 0.92a 4.33 ± 0.38a
  (n = 11) (n = 11) (n = 8) (n = 9)
  1. 1 Data from guinea pigs killed at both 24 and 48 hrs post AA dosing.
  2. 2 Values in a column without a common letter differ, P < 0.05. Values are means ± SEM.
  3. 3 n values are in parentheses.