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Table 3 Oxidative stress markers in occupationally exposed subjects and not-exposed subjects

From: Occupational exposure to organophosphorus and carbamates in farmers in La Cienega, Jalisco, Mexico: oxidative stress and membrane fluidity markers

Markers Subjects occupationally exposed to pesticides (n = 113) Subjects occupationally not exposed to pesticides (n = 93) P value*
GSH (μM) 0.0024 ± 0.00155 1.58 ± 0.608 0.0000
GSSG (μM) 0.0011 ± 0.00339 0.5221 ± 0.5900 0.0000
GSH/GSSG ratio 2.18 ± 0.4572 3.0262 ± 1.0305 0.581
Carbonyl groups in proteins (μmol/mL) 62.7 ± 35.70 13.57 ± 9.04 0.0000
Nitrates-Nitrites (μmol/mL) 55.62 ± 55.26 5.06 ± 1.81 0.0000
Lipoperoxides
(MDA-4HNE; μmol/mL)
4.82 ± 2.00 1.59 ± 0.88 0.0000
Membrane fluidity 0.49 ± 0.03 0.14 ± 0.05 0.0000
  1. Data are presented as mean values ± standard deviation
  2. *Value obtained with the t-Student test for independent samples