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Table 1 Mean ± SD of body weight, total liver weight, liver enzymes, albumin, renal function and metabolic parameters in the different study groups

From: The effects of pegylated interferon-α and ribavirin on liver and serum concentrations of activin-A and follistatin in normal Wistar rat: a preliminary report

  Control PEG-IFN Only PEG-IFN & Ribavirin Ribavirin Only
Body weight (g) 221.57 ± 20.01 231.97 ± 23.01 218.42 ± 13.64 230.1 ± 22.2
Liver weight (g) 11.04 ± 1.26 10.54 ± 1.52 10.27 ± 0.44 10.23 ± 1.5
ALT (U/l) 60.4 ± 16.2 68.8 ± 18.6 53.9 ± 19 64.1 ± 11.5
AST (U/l) 92.4 ± 24.2 129.8 ± 46.7 119 ± 21.6 133 ± 49.8
Albumin (g/dl) 3.4 ± 0.4 3.3 ± 0.5 3.7 ± 0.3 3.5 ± 0.5
Creatinine (mg/dl) 0.22 ± 0.03 0.2 ± 0.06 0.2 ± 0.03 0.19 ± 0.03
Urea (mg/dl) 47.6 ± 5.1 52.3 ± 4 56.6 ± 9.5 47.3 ± 5.8
BUN (mg/dl) 22.2 ± 2.4 24.4 ± 1.9 26.3 ± 4.4 22 ± 2.7
Glucose (mg/dl) 110.7 ± 12.7 118.9 ± 23.1 112.6 ± 12.7 114.5 ± 16.1
Triglycerides (mg/dl) 77.3 ± 20.3 68.3 ± 13.9 63.2 ± 9.5 85 ± 28.5
Cholesterol (mg/dl) 45 ± 7.2 58.5 ± 12.4 62.2 ± 14.5 64.8 ± 9.7
HDL-C (g/dl) 36.2 ± 9.2 44.3 ± 1.2 52.8 ± 7.8 53.1 ± 7.7
LDL-C (g/dl) 6.6 ± 1.7 8.14 ± 2.33 7.1 ± 2.5 6.3 ± 1.55
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