International Scholarly Research Notices / 2011 / Article / Tab 7

Research Article

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

Table 7

Effect of oral exposure of Nisin (50 mg/kg/day) on the evaluation of fetal parameters. Number of male rats is in parentheses. Values are mean ± S.D. of ten pregnant rats. No significant differences were observed between the control and treated rats.

Male RatsPregnant femalesLitter sizeDead fetusesWeight of pups (g)

Control (5)10 1 0 . 5 0 ± 0 . 2 0 0 2 . 9 8 ± 0 . 6 6
Treated (5)10 1 1 . 0 ± 0 . 1 3 0 2 . 8 7 ± 0 . 5 1

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