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Table 3 Total number of cells, concentration of total protein and activity of LDH in BAL fluid in shams and AO nanowhisker-exposed mice

From: Murine pulmonary responses after sub-chronic exposure to aluminum oxide-based nanowhiskers

Parameter Shams Exposure to AO nanowhiskers for:
2 wks 4 wks
Total cells/mouse, n x 103 74.0 ± 7.9 171.6 ± 19.7 ** 440.3 ± 33.6 ***
Total protein, μg/mL 107.7 ± 4.7 108.0 ± 1.5 101.2 ± 2.7
LDH activity, U/L 180 ± 18 146 ± 17 191 ± 10
  1. Values are expressed as mean and standard error; *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001 significantly different from sham-exposed animals.