Table 3

Endogenous DNA damage and DNA repair activity in lymphocytes, before and after kiwifruit intervention; Arbitrary units (n = 24)

Fruits

Before

After

Diff

Differ (%)

p

Mean

SEM

Mean

SEM

Mean

SEM


FPG-sensitive sites

1

196.38

73.7

130.33

85.3

-66.05

112.7

-34

0.01

2

188.58

61.5

148.26

106.7

-40.32

123.2

-21

0.12

Endonuclease III-sensitive sites1

1

139.42

71.1

104.00

59.8

-35.42

92.9

-25

0.20

2

138.17

41.2

92.25

62.1

-45.92

74.5

-33

0.04

Resistance towards H2O2 oxidation

1

283.08

43.9

189.25

117.2

-93.83

125.2

-33

0.00

2

278.00

51.6

191.52

124.5

-86.48

134.8

-31

0.00

Base exision repair (BER)

1

48.43

16.3

46.61

14.5

-1.82

21.8

-4

0.69

2

52.54

13.8

49.11

15.1

-3.43

20.5

-7

0.43

Nucleotide excision repair (NER)2

1

39.38

21.3

38.13

23.9

-1.25

32.0

-3

0.85

2

37.71

18.8

35.50

23.3

-2.21

29.9

-6

0.72


SEM: standard error of the mean. 1Based on samples exclusively from the second intervention period (n = 12). 2n = 23.

Brevik et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:54   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-54

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