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Table 2 Sexual dimorphism in metabolic and antioxidant status of Heterobranchus longifilis

From: Sexual dimorphism, metabolic, and oxidative stress markers of African catfish (Clarias garepinus and Heterobranchus longifilis) broodstock in Southwest Nigeria

  Female Male p value
Glucose, mmol/l 48.13 50.23 0.11
Albumin, g/l 292.50 281.25 0.90
Cholesterol, mmo/l 64.80a 24.89b 0.02
Triglyceride, mmol/l 3.46 3.28 0.35
High-density lipoprotein, mmol/l 23.95 21.67 0.15
Low-density lipoprotein, mmol/l 39.28a 13.36b 0.05
Alkaline phosphatase, IU/l 1.29 2.02 0.13
Creatinine, mmol/l 1.48 4.79 0.31
Aspartate amino transferase, U/L 44.81a 20.20b 0.05
Alanine amino transferase, u/l 5.02 4.09 0.65
Total antioxidant activity (mmol/liter) 1.17b 16.57a 0.02
Lipid peroxidation (× 10−2 TBARS/mg protein) 1.76 1.26 0.68
Superoxide dismutase (U/min/mg protein) 0.33b 3.00a 0.05
Catalase (nm H2O2/min/mg protein) 8.07 9.88 0.23
Glutathione peroxidase (μg GSH/min/mg protein) 16.05 44.71 0.15
  1. abMeans in the same row with different superscripts are significantly (p < 0.05) different. p value probability value