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Table 2 Nitric oxide and nitrite/nitrate levels (nmol/mg protein) in the kidneys (mean ± SD)

From: Rosuvastatin attenuates contrast-induced nephropathy through modulation of nitric oxide, inflammatory responses, oxidative stress and apoptosis in diabetic male rats

  NDCM (n = 8) D (n = 8) DR (n = 8) DCM (n = 8) DRCM (n = 8)
Nitrite 0.038 ± 0.003# 0.049 ± 0.006 0.052 ± 0.007 0.026 ± 0.002* 0.048 ± 0.004**
Nitrate 6.543 ± 0.721 6.383 ± 0.691 6.430 ± 0.683 6.625 ± 0.822 6.831 ± 0.760
Total nitrite/nitrate 6.581 ± 0.702 6.432 ± 0.721 6.482 ± 0.694 6.651 ± 0.831 6.879 ± 0.762
  1. NDCM: non-diabetic rats + contrast media, D: diabetic group, DCM: diabetic rats + contrast media, DR: diabetic rats + rosuvastatin, DRCM: diabetic rats + rosuvastatin + contrast media.
  2. *P < 0.01 vs NDCM, D, DR and DRCM; # P < 0.05 vs D, DR, **P < 0.05 vs NDCM.