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Table 4 Thickness of the interstitial layer of the air-blood barrier (τ int, derived from transmission electron microscopy images) and surface density of pulmonary capillaries (Sc, from light microscopy images).

From: Biochemical and morphological changes in endothelial cells in response to hypoxic interstitial edema

  τ int, μm Sc cm2/cm3
CONTROL + SHAM 0.03 ± 0.004 803.15 ± 28.06
HYPOXIA 3 h 0.05 ± 0.002 1018.25* ± 11.27
HYPOXIA 5 h 0.06* ± 0.01 857.05 ± 19.72
CARDIOGENIC EDEMA 0.06*$ ± 0.01 890.84$ ± 47.47
  1. Mean ± SD. * P < 0.05 vs control; $ data from ref. 13 for comparison