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Table 5 Effect of chronic exposure to two types of gasoline vapour on the acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity, Na+, K+-ATPase activity and total protein of cerebral cortex in male rats

From: Impact of gasoline inhalation on some neurobehavioural characteristics of male rats

  Parameter
GROUP AChE Na+, K+-ATPase Protein
  μmol SH/g/min μmol/pi-min/g wet tissue g/100 g tissue
Control 17.5 ± 2.24 16.34 ± 1.51 6.63 ± 0.26
Leaded gasoline 16.25 ± 2.2 13.5 ± 1.63 a* 5.78 ± 0.39a**
Unleaded gasoline 12.5 ± 2.62 a** b* 14.21 ± 1.92 a* 6.05 ± 0.38 a*
  1. Values are expressed as means ± SD
  2. a: significantly different from the control group.
  3. b: significantly different from the leaded gasoline.
  4. Asterisks indicate the level of significance (* P < 0.05; ** P 0.01.)
  5. The number of animals in each experimental group was 6.