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Table 2 Effect of taurine and/or vanillin on spermatic count of the potassium bromate-treated rats

From: The protective effect of taurine and/or vanillin against renal, testicular, and hematological alterations induced by potassium bromate toxicity in rats

Groups Parameters
Total no of sperm Total no of abnormal sperm Malform head Malform tail Malform head + tail
Control 943 ± 4.1 a 90 ± 2.0 a 53. ± 2.0 c 20.33 ± 0.5 c 16.66 ± 0.6 b
Pot.bromate group 579.66 ± 11.5 b 183 ± 4.0 b 131.33 ± 2.8 a 33 ± 2.0 a 19.66 ± 0.6 a
Pot.bromate + taurine group 676 ± 8.5 c 152.66 ± 3.5 c 100.66 ± 1.5 a 33. ± 1.7 a 19 ± 1 a
Pot.bromate + vanillin group 636.3 ± 14.04 d 154.66 ± 2.5 c 103.33 ± 2.8 a 32.6 ± 1.5a 18.33 ± 0.57 a
Pot bromate + taurine + vanillin group 796.33 ± 12.3 e 111.33 ± 3.0 d 67.66 ± 3.1 b 26 ± 1.7 b 18.0 ± 0.1 a
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± S.D., n = 6
  2. There was no significant difference between means have the same letter in the same column