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Table 1 Body weight and liver weight of male rats receiving melittin post isoniazid and rifampicin-induced hepatotoxicity

From: Hepatoprotective activity of melittin on isoniazid- and rifampicin-induced liver injuries in male albino rats

  NC T Mel15 Mel30 NR
Baseline weight (g) 151.8 ± 6.2 172.8 ± 14.1 176.8 ± 17.7 182.6 ± 16.5 172.87 ± 32.2
Final weight (g) 184.2 ± 18.3 174.7 ± 24.3 209 ± 20.5 220.5 ± 18.1 191.8 ± 41.6
Difference (g) 42.83 ± 5.78 9.5 ± 3.32 32.20 ± 8.46 b* 37.8 ± 5.9 b* 19.71 ± 8.22
Liver weight (g) 9.788 ± 1.05 7.57 ± 1.26 10.26 ± 0.99 11.28 ± 2.38 b** 9.08 ± 2.23
  1. Results are expressed as mean ± SD (n = 6)
  2. NC control, T Toxic, Mel15: treated by 15 μg Melittin, Mel30 treated by 30 μg Melittin, NR Normal recovery
  3. *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01; b: significant Vs T group