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Table 1 Effect of curcumin on frequency of differential types of chromosomal aberrations of different mice groups

From: Curcumin protection activities against γ-Rays-induced molecular and biochemical lesions

Animal groups Types of aberrations/500 metaphase
  Chromatid breaks Chromosome breaks Fragments Dicentrics + Rings Polyploids
Control 1.2 ± 0.3 0 2.0 ± 0.3 0 0
Curcumin 1.0 ± 0.5 0 2.1 ± 0.5 0 0
Irradiated 13.1 ± 0.2 a,b 7.2 ± 0.2 a,b 230 ± 8.7 a,b 9.1 ± 0.2 a,b 6.6 ± 0.5 a,b
Protected 6.7 ± 0.5 a,b,c 4.4 ± 0.6 a,b,c 177.2 ± 7.9 a,b,c 5.8 ± 0.4 a,b,c 4.4 ± 0.6 a,b,c
Treated 9.1 ± 0.2 a,b,c,d 5.8 ± 0.4 a,b,c,d 191.3 ± 9.7 a,b,c 7.2 ± 0,2 a,b,c,d 4.8 ± 0.6 a,b,c
Protracted 5.0 ± 0.5 a,b,c,d,e 4.3 ± 0.4 a,b,c,e 158.2 ± 5.5 a,b,c,d,e 4.9 ± 0.9 a,b,c,d,e 4.3 ± 0.3 a,b,e
  1. All values are expressed as mean ± S.E., where (n = 6).
  2. a significant difference in comparing with control group.
  3. b significant difference in comparing with curcumin group.
  4. c significant difference in comparing with irradiated (3 Gy) group.
  5. d significant difference in comparing with protected group.
  6. e significant difference in comparing with treated group.