Table 5: Changes in pack cell volume of Mice infected with P. berghei and treated with cysteine protease inhibitors of S. longepedunculata.


Treatment (/kg) PCV (%) Change (%)

D0 D4
CPI (34 mg) 45.5 ± 3.87 47.50 ± 3.42 * +2.11
CPI (23 mg) 44.25 ± 2.63 45.25 ± 2.50 * +2.20
CPI (11 mg) 43.00 ± 2.58 46.75 ± 2.99 * +8.02
Normal Saline (10 mL) 41.4 ± 3.44 37.4 ± 2.41 -10.7

Data presented are means ± SD and analysed using one way ANOVA followed by Dunnett's post hoc test. Values with the superscript * differs significantly ( p≤0.05) from the normal saline group within the same column; CPI = Cysteine protease inhibitors, D0 = First-day of drug administration, D4 = Fourth-day of drug administration.