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Table 3 Sperm TBARSy (nmol MDA/107 sperms) and tocopherol (T) levels (nmol/108 sperms) after treatment with prostatic secretory granules (PSGs) and/or tert-butyl-hydroperoxide (t-BHP) at 37°C for 60 min.

From: In vitro antioxidant activity of the prostatic secretory granules in rabbit semen after exposure to organic peroxides

  TBARS alpha-T gamma-T delta-T Total - Tocopherols
Control sperm 0.19 a 251.0 c 31.5 1.7 284.2 c
Sperm+PSGs 0.15 a 292.2 d 15.4 0.3 307.9 c
t-BHP treated sperm 0.38 b 72.3 a n.d. n.d. 72.3 a
t-BHP treated sperm+PSGs 0.22 a 103.2 b n.d. n.d. 103.2 b
Pooled SE 0.04 7.2 0.8 0.3 30.9
  1. y TBARS stands for thiobarbituric acid reactive substances;
  2. a..d: Values with different letters on the same column are significantly different, P < 0.05;
  3. n.d. stands for non detectable.