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Table 2 Comparison of histological parameters and Johnson score between groups

From: Is ferroptosis involved in ROS-induced testicular lesions in a varicocele rat model?

Group TD
(μm)
MI
(%)
SP
(%)
JS
Control
(2 M)
8.07 ± 0.02a 68.24 ± 0.39d 90.21 ± 0.52 h 9.41 ± 0.57 l
Sham
(2 M)
7.80 ± 0.26 67.52 ± 0.09e 89.21 ± 0.45i 8.16 ± 0.75 m
V.I (2 M) 7.38 ± 0.04a 31.92 ± 0.78de 30.27 ± 0.93hi 6.04 ± 0.45 lm
Control
(4 M)
7.97 ± 0.31b 67.35 ± 0.79f 90.04 ± 1.05j 9.84 ± 1.25n
Sham
(4 M)
7.68 ± 0.17 67.08 ± 0.47 g 88.00 ± 0.57 k 9.00 ± 0.30o
V.I-ALA 7.44 ± 0.16bc 29.88 ± 1.42 fg 32.27 ± 0.74jk 5.43 ± 0.58no
V.I-ALA+ 8.10 ± 0.07c 57.92 ± 0.44 fg 67.56 ± 0.97jk 7.53 ± 0.15no
  1. In the 2 M VCL group, measures of MI, SP and JS showed a significant decrease compared to the control and sham groups. While TD showed a significant decrease compared to the control but not sham group. At 4 months, measures of TD, MI, SP and JS were significantly decreased in the V.I-ALA group compared to the control and treated group (V.I-ALA+). ALA Alpha lipoic acid, M Month post-surgery or varicocele induction (V.I), TD Tubular diameter, EH Epithelium height, MI Mitotic index, SP Spermatogenesis percentage and JS Johnson score. Statistical analysis (one way ANOVA) for each time point (2 or 4 M) and for each parameter was carried out between groups and the groups which showed significant different (p-value < 0.05) were defined by common alphabetic letters