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Table 1 Effect of MWCNT instillation on pulmonary cell populations in C57BL/6 mice

From: Multi-walled carbon nanotube instillation impairs pulmonary function in C57BL/6 mice

Treatment Macrophages (×103) Epithelial Cells (×103) Neutrophils (×103) Eosinophils (×103) Lymphocytes
(×103)
Total Cells
(×103)
Vehicle 113.71 ± 11.51 22.60 ± 3.80 0.18 ± 0.09 0.25 ± 0.14 0.05 ± 0.05 136.77 ± 11.68
1 mg/kg MWCNT 247.4 ± 20.77 22.0 ± 5.39Ŧ 0.50 ± 0.25Ŧ 0.66 ± 0.35 2.55 ± 1.90 273.17 ± 21.58
2 mg/kg MWCNT 230.75 ± 52.41 18.85 ± 1.78Ŧ 2.35 ± 1.24Ŧ 1.55 ± 1.03 0.10 ± 0.10 253.60 ± 54.36.
4 mg/kg MWCNT 331.62 ± 61.92** 59. 54 ± 6.34** 16.17 ± 3.90** 2.87 ± 1.67 1.24 ± 0.67 441.28 ± 68.13**
  1. Values are mean ± SEM. N = 6/group; *p < 0.01 vs vehicle; **p < 0.001 vs vehicle, Ŧ p < 0.05 vs 4 mg/kg MWCNT