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Table 1 Density of macrophages (MAC2+ cells), CD4+ T cells, CD20+ B cells, IL-13 epithelial cells, Muc5ac (mRNA), bronchial epithelial thickness in DEP and saline groups after 90 days of exposure

From: Chronic exposure of diesel exhaust particles induces alveolar enlargement in mice

  Saline DEP
MAC2+ (cells/mm 2 ) 47.74 (0.00-143.54) 79.64 (52.36-158.73)
CD4+ (cells/mm 2 ) 210.22 ± 98.43 221.43 ± 108.89
CD20+ (cells/mm2) 793.41 (664.34-893.47) 888.56 (761.59-1111.11)
Muc5ac 0.10 (0.04-0.27) 0.15 (0.00-0.72)
Bronchial epithelial thickness (μm) 9.20 (7.55-11.33) 6.89 (6.47-10.51)
IL-13 (area+/area) 0.34 ± 0.11 0.11 ± 0.10*
  1. Date are presented as means ± SD or medians (interquartile ranges). * p = 0.008.