Table 6: Effects of paracetamol injury and A. blazei pretreatment on hepatic glycogen and lipid levels. Livers from fed rats were utilized. For additional experimental details see Section 2.

Parameters I, control II, extract treatment III, paracetamol injury IV, A. blazei pretreatment + paracetamol injury

Hepatic glycogen (μmol glucosyl units/g liver)260.4 ± 16.9 ( )273.3 ± 7.4 ( )202.3 ± 4.5 ( )a,b223.8 ± 21.5 ( )d
Total lipids (g/100 g liver)3.66 ± 0.13 ( )3.62 ± 0.16 ( )3.11 ± 0.17 ( )3.58 ± 0.19 ( )
Hepatic triglycerides (mg/g total lipids)96.61 ± 7.51 ( )107.98 ± 10.66 ( )113.75 ± 4.56 ( )85.22 ± 19.75 ( )
Cholesterol (mg/g total lipids)39.49 ± 2.99 ( )45.31 ± 3.85 ( )84.49 ± 5.03 ( )a,b,c47.24 ± 9.09 ( )
HDL cholesterol (mg/g total lipids) 1.64 ± 0.12 ( )2.61 ± 0.20 ( )e2.90 ± 0.31 ( )a,c1.91 ± 0.36 ( )

Significant differences ( ), according to one-way ANOVA followed by Student-Newman-Keuls post-hoc testing, are identified by the superscript letters as follows: aIII versus I; bIII versus II; cIII versus IV; dIV versus I; eII versus I.