Effect of S-Cr or MMA-SS welding fume on lavage protein levels and whole lung gene expression of IFN-γ (A&B) and IL-6 (C&D) at 2 days post-exposure in A/J and C57BL/6J mice. The dotted line represents the assay sensitivity for each protein and mean lines (–) are shown for each group. Gene expression data are presented as fold change from sham controls (dotted line). Values are mean ± SE (n = 4–7 per group). *-Significantly different from corresponding sham. #-Significantly different between strains of the same exposure group Note: Portions of this figure have been previously published .