Table 2—

Antioxidant activities in red blood cell lysate in nonsmall cell lung cancer(NSCLC) patients and control subjects

ControlsNSCLCp-value#
Catalase
 mU·(gHb)-120.9 (15.4–31.1)7.6 (4.5–15.5)0.68
 n202189
SOD
 U·(gHb)-148.7 (27.0–64.3)13.4 (9.0–27.2)<0.001
 n202186
GPx
 mU·(gHb)-149.2 (39.5–59.2)175.2 (126.6–288.3)<0.001
 n181186
  • Data are presented as median (interquartile range), unless otherwise stated. Hb: haemoglobin; SOD: superoxide dismutase; GPx: glutathione peroxidase. #Adjusted for age, sex and smoking status.