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Table 4 Protein concentration and enzyme activities in BALF after exposure to MWCNT

From: Comparative inhalation toxicity of multi-wall carbon nanotubes, graphene, graphite nanoplatelets and low surface carbon black

  Study day 7 Study day 28
Concentration [mg/m3] 0.1 0.5 2.5 0.1 0.5 2.5
Total Protein 1.1 1.5 3.5** 1.1 1.0 1.7
GGT 1.4 5.1** 7.4** 0.8 3.5* 9.5**
LDH 1.3 2.0** 5.2** 1.2 1.1 2.4**
ALP 1.3 2.3* 3.8** 0.9 0.9 1.5*
NAG 1.0 1.4 2.8** 0.9 1.3 2.1
  1. * Statistically significant, p < 0.05; ** statistically significant, p < 0.01.
  2. Differences are expressed as x-fold ratios compared to the concurrent control group.