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Fig. 5 | Particle and Fibre Toxicology

Fig. 5

From: Single- and double-walled carbon nanotubes enhance atherosclerogenesis by promoting monocyte adhesion to endothelial cells and endothelial progenitor cell dysfunction

Fig. 5

Plaque formation in the thoracic aorta of ApoE−/− mice. a Representative images of thoracic aortas stained with oil red O solution of ApoE−/− mice exposed to SWCNTs or DWCNTs. b Plaque area in the thoracic aortas. c Representative images of western blot analysis of ICAM-1 in ApoE−/− mice repeatedly exposed to 40 μg of SWCNTs or DWCNTs. d Relative expression levels of ICAM-1 in the thoracic aorta of ApoE−/− mice. Data are mean ± SD. (n = 5–7,*p < 0.05 vs. control of ApoE−/− mice; CTL) ICAM-1: intracellular adhesion molecule 1, SWCNT: single-walled carbon nanotube, DWCNT: double-walled carbon nanotube

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