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Table 4 Semi-quantitative score of cytokine expression in lung tissues

From: Role of metal oxide nanoparticles in histopathological changes observed in the lung of welders

  Controls Welders P value
  (n = 7) (n = 10)  
IL-1β 1.71 ± 1.11 3.60 ± 0.52 0.002
TNF-α 0.83 ± 0.75 3.43 ± 1.81 0.042
CCL2 1.86 ± 1.57 2.00 ± 1.31 ns
CCL3 1.29 ± 1.25 3.00 ± 1.00 0.015
  1. Each value is given as a mean semi-quantitative scorea ± SD. ns: not significant; SD: standard deviation.
  2. aSemi-quantitative score [0: 0 positive cells/slide; 1: 1–5 positive cells/slide; 2: 5–10 positive cells/slide; 3: 10–50 positive cells/slide; 4: >50 positive cells/slide].