Table 3: Activities of ornithine decarboxylase in brain of control and experimental animals. Values are expressed as Mean ± S.D.

ParameterControlCigarette smoke
Bacoside A
Cigarette smoke + bacoside A
(CS + BA)

Ornithine decarboxylase
nM  of  14CO2 released/hr/g tissue
2.0 ± 0.125.65 ± 0.522.23 ± 0.222.45 ± 0.023*3489

Significance is indicated for comparisons between control and CS and BA; Group CS versus CS + BA with Dunnett’s T3 post hoc multiple comparison test; .
n.d: not detected.