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Table 3 Sexual dimorphism in metabolic and antioxidant status of Clarias garepinus

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 72.84 46.76 0.80
Albumin, g/l 358.85b 379.73a 0.02
Cholesterol, mmo/l 37.59 31.32 0.66
Triglyceride, mmol/l 4.94 5.15 0.51
High-density lipoprotein, mmol/l 22.54 21.31 0.33
Low-density lipoprotein, mmol/l 15.06 7.67 0.19
Alkaline phosphatase, IU/l 1.92 1.76 0.30
Creatinine, mmol/l 2.83 8.63 0.79
Aspartate amino transferase, U/L 30.89 29.83 0.76
Alanine amino transferase, u/l 7.23 5.48 0.13
Total antioxidant activity (mmol/liter) 6.10 6.97 0.3
Lipid peroxidation (×10−2 TBARS/mg protein) 1.39 1.30 0.22
Superoxide dismutase (U/min/mg protein) 1.67b 3.47a 0.00
Catalase (nm H2O2/min/mg protein) 9.34 8.62 0.16
Glutathione peroxidase (μg GSH/min/mg protein) 38.93 67.80 0.26
  1. abMeans in the same row with different superscripts are significantly (p < 0.05) different. p value probability value