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Table 5 Effect of LC supplementation on serum anti-oxidation indices of weaned piglets

From: Effects of low-molecular-weight chitosan on the growth performance, intestinal morphology, barrier function, cytokine expression and antioxidant system of weaned piglets

Group CON LC SEM P-value
CAT (U/mL) 101.3 107.3 7.13 0.704
GSH-Px (U/mL) 44.1 45.4 0.69 0.357
T-SOD (U/mL) 111.6 114.2 4.17 0.779
MDA (nmol/mL) 3.10 1.74 0.55 0.233
T-AOC (U/mL) 1.45 1.82 0.10 0.064
  1. CON piglets fed the basal diet, LC piglets fed the basal diet with 50 mg/kg 20–30 kDa low-molecular-weight chitosan, CAT activities of catalase, GSH-Px glutathione peroxidase, T-SOD total superoxide dismutase, MDA contents of malondialdehyde, T-AOC total antioxidant capacity, SEM standard error of mean, n = 5