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Table 1 Blood cell differentials 6 or 24 h after instillation of diesel exhaust particulate (DEP) or saline

From: Diesel exhaust particulate induces pulmonary and systemic inflammation in rats without impairing endothelial function ex vivo or in vivo

  Treatment group
  6 h 24 h
  Non-instilled Saline DEP Saline DEP
RBC
(×103/pl)
5.9 ± 0.3 5.4 ± 0.3 5.6 ± 0.2 5.6 ± 0.3 5.3 ± 0.3
WBC
(×103/μl)
4.6 ± 0.5 5.8 ± 0.4 8.6 ± 0.3* 4.6 ± 1.0 5.7 ± 1.4
platelets
(×103/μl)
358 ± 93 415 ± 106 447 ± 49 525 ± 177 618 ± 164
  1. Abbreviations: DEP, diesel exhaust particles; RBC = red blood cells; WBC, white blood cells.
  2. Results are mean ± SEM (n = 5). Not significant (P > 0.05) unless otherwise stated. *P < 0.05, saline vs DEP, Bonferroni post-hoc test, following two-way ANOVA