Table 2: Variation in tubular diameter, lipid peroxidation, and glutathione in mice after exposure to 7.5 Gy gamma radiation with (experimental) or without (irradiated control) Tinospoa cordifolia extract. The values represent mean ± S.E. The statistical significance was obtained between normal versus irradiated control and irradiated control versus experimental (   * =  .05, ** =  .01, *** =  .001).

ParameterGroupPosttreatment autopsy intervals
12 hrs24 hrs3 days7 days15 days30 days

Peripheral tubular diameter ( * μm)II
III * * * ** *** N.S.
IV * *

Central tubular diameter ( * μm)II
III * ** ** *** *** N.S.
IV * * *

Lipid-per oxidation ( * n mole/gm tissue)I
II * *** *** *** *** N.S.
III * *** *** *** ***

Glutathione ( * μ mole/gm)II
III ** ** *** *** *** N.S.
IV * * * ***

NS: Non survival, *represents Group I: Normal/Sham-irradiated, Group II: Negative control, Group III: Irradiated Control, Group IV: Experimental.