Figure 1. Changes in the expression pattern of αA- (A), βB1- (B), and γD- crystallin (C) mRNA analyzed with comparative real-time PCR normalized to β-actin and expressed as folds of increases or decreases relative to controls. Data are the means of three comparative real-time
PCR experiments, each performed in triplicate. Values were significantly (p<0.05) decreased when the animals were exposed
to sodium selenite and were significantly restored in Group III induced with sodium selenite and treated with C-Phycocyanin
(C-PC) 200 mg/kg bodyweight. The significance was considered at the level of p<0.05. a represents the statistical significance between the Group I and Group II, and b represents the statistical significance of Group II versus Group III.