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Table 2 One-way ANOVA test between tail length (μm), tail DNA % and tail moments (units) in control, PPA-intoxicated and NAC-protected and treated rats

From: Protective and therapeutic potency of N-acetyl-cysteine on propionic acid-induced biochemical autistic features in rats

Parameters Groups Min Max Mean ± SD P value
Tail length (μm) Control 102.18 253.79 1.25 ± 0.16 0.001
PPA 112.06 372.45 4.96 ± 0.28 a
NAC protective 102.18 288.41 3.22 ± 0.23 a
NAC therapeutic 29.66 125.25 4.07 ± 0.14 a
Tail DNA % Control 48.99 95.00 1.40 ± 0.17 0.001
PPA 22.00 62.99 4.85 ± 0.27 a
NAC protective 18.20 58.80 3.18 ± 0.08 a
NAC therapeutic 9.70 26.60 4.12 ± 0.15 a
Tail moments (units) Control 34.48 37.06 1.76 ± 0.37 0.001
PPA 23.27 31.03 24.07 ± 1.87 a
NAC protective 32.32 36.20 10.23 ± 0.47 a
NAC therapeutic 20.68 28.01 16.80 ± 1.16 a
  1. Significant levels between the three groups are illustrated as superscript letters when P <0.05.