International Scholarly Research Notices / 2011 / Article / Tab 6

Research Article

Effect of Antimicrobial Peptide, Nisin, on the Reproductive Functions of Rats

Table 6

Effect of oral exposure of Nisin (50 mg/kg/day) on various biochemical parameters of reproductive tissues in male rats. Each value is the mean ± S.D. of six observations. No significant difference was observed between the two groups.

EpididymisSeminal vesicleVentral prostateLiverKidney

α-glucosidase (1 nM of substrate hydrolyses/hr) Lactic acid (mg/gm tissue) Fructose (mg/gm tissue)Alkaline phosphatase (μ mol Pi formed/mg protein/h)AlATAATAlATAAT
μMol of pyruvate formed/mg protein/hrμMol of pyruvate formed/mg protein/hr

Control23.24 ± 1.182.17 ± 0.842.11 ± 0.7630.34 ± 2.810.93 ± 0.070.67 ± 0.070.63 ± 0.050.51 ± 0.05
Treated24.19 ± 1.162.04 ± 0.712.81 ± 0.8830.18 ± 3.000.89 ± 0.080.69 ± 0.060.62 ± 0.050.46 ± 0.05

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