Table 4: Effect of supplementation on antioxidant enzymes and nitric oxide.


Group
Catalase GPx SOD Nitric oxide
(nmol/min/mL)(nmol/min/mL)(U/mL)( M)

I26.27 ± 4.4795.76 ± 9.755.21 ± 1.4628.14 ± 3.85
II14.52 ± 3.16c28.01 ± 7.26c2.86 ± 0.62c17.70 ± 3.07c
III23.76 ± 5.84a73.34 ± 11.62a,d5.49 ± 1.06a28.59 ± 4.86a
IV21.48 ± 3.7061.88 ± 10.44a,c4.93 ± 0.83b29.33 ± 4.30a
V24.65 ± 3.19a78.19 ± 10.40a6.38 ± 0.58a26.96 ± 4.87a
VI22.16 ± 4.14b72.58 ± 12.86a,c6.01 ± 1.28a22.81 ± 3.51

GPx: glutathione peroxidase, SOD: superoxide dismutase, I: normotensive control, II: hypertensive control, III: group treated with vit C, IV: group treated with vit A, V: group treated with vit E, and VI: group treated with all the vitamins. Values are expressed as mean ± SD; . aP < 0.01 when compared with group II, bP < 0.05 when compared with group II, cP < 0.01 when compared with group I, and dP < 0.05 when compared with group I by Dunnette’s multiple comparison test.