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Table 3 Peripheral blood parameters after filtered air and diesel exhaust exposures.

From: Impaired vascular function after exposure to diesel exhaust generated at urban transient running conditions

  Before
air exposure
6 hours after
air exposure
Before
diesel exposure
6 hours after
diesel exposure
Leukocytes (× 109 cells/L) 5.6 ± 0.3 5.9 ± 0.3 6.0 ± 0.3 5.5 ± 0.2
Neutrophils (× 109 cells/L) 2.4 ± 0.2 3.6 ± 0.3 2.6 ± 0.2 3.1 ± 0.2
Platelets (× 109 cells/L) 226 ± 8 214 ± 8 229 ± 10 214 ± 8
TNF-α (pg/ml) 0.92 ± 0.21 0.89 ± 0.17 1.03 ± 0.17 0.80 ± 0.17
IL-6 (pg/ml) 0.68 ± 0.22 2.58 ± 0.82 0.60 ± 0.14 2.17 ± 0.76
CRP (mg/l) 1.32 ± 0.52 1.30 ± 0.46 2.03 ± 0.56 1.85 ± 0.56
CD40L (pg/ml) 95.4 ± 9.2 88.8 ± 10.8 98.4 ± 11.1 85.6 ± 11.1
P-Selectin (ng/ml) 52.0 ± 5.7 58.4 ± 7.1 57.4 ± 6.7 54.1 ± 7.4
ICAM-1 (ng/ml) 260.0 ± 13.9 273.1 ± 24.4 267.8 ± 14.2 252.8 ± 17.4
  1. Data expressed as mean ± SEM. P > 0.05 for all using 2-way ANOVA with repeated measures.