Table 2: The impact of zinc on TOS and TAS levels, and the TOS/TAS ratio in the sublingual gland of rats exposed to cadmium.

TOS
(nmol/mg of protein)
TAS
(nmol/mg of protein)
TOS/TAS

Control21.846 ± 3.7513.466 ± 0.4687.709 ± 1.971
30 mg Zn/dm316.393 ± 1.1577.843 ± 0.590a‡2.181 ± 0.236a†
60 mg Zn/dm317.951 ± 0.9856.138 ± 0.839a‡b3.272 ± 0.435a
5 mg Cd/dm336.284 ± 3.438a‡b‡c‡1.770 ± 0.080ab‡c‡20.565 ± 1.796a‡b‡c‡
5 mg Cd/dm3 + 30 mg Zn/dm319.700 ± 1.557d‡7.879 ± 0.379a‡cd‡2.515 ± 0.519a†d‡
5 mg Cd/dm3 + 60 mg Zn/dm320.974 ± 1.626d‡12.009 ± 0.559a‡b‡c‡d‡e‡1.777 ± 0.157a†d‡
50 mg Cd/dm344.153 ± 3.943a‡b‡c‡de‡f‡1.930 ± 0.213ab‡c‡e‡f‡24.208 ± 2.543a‡b‡c‡de‡f‡
50 mg Cd/dm3 + 30 mg Zn/dm321.205 ± 2.054d‡g‡5.382 ± 0.627ab†d‡e†f‡g‡4.093 ± 0.411d‡g‡
50 mg Cd/dm3 + 60 mg Zn/dm326.684 ± 2.313bcd†g‡5.104 ± 0.454ab‡d‡e‡f‡g‡5.433 ± 0.533d‡g‡

The values are arithmetic means ± SEM. ; ; as compared to acontrol, b30 mg Zn/dm3, c60 mg Zn/dm3, d5 mg Cd/dm3, e5 mg Cd/dm3 + 30 mg Zn/dm3, f5 mg Cd/dm3 + 60 mg Zn/dm3, g50 mg Cd/dm3, and h50 mg Cd/dm3 + 30 mg Zn/dm3.