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Table 2 Body and organ weights of mice exposed to CNTs

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

  C57BL/6 CTL ApoE−/−
CTL SWCNTs DWCNTs
  Low High Low High
Body weight (g) 26.3 ± 2.5 29.2 ± 2.3 28.3 ± 1.4 30.4 ± 1.5 29.6 ± 2.5 27.9 ± 2.6
Lung weight (g) 0.16 ± 0.04 0.17 ± 0.02 0.18 ± 0.01 0.19 ± 0.02 0.20 ± 0.02 0.22 ± 0.01*
Liver weight (g) 1.26 ± 0.12 1.40 ± 0.22 1.35 ± 0.10 1.43 ± 0.10 1.37 ± 0.20 1.35 ± 0.20
Kidney weight (g) 0.16 ± 0.02 0.17 ± 0.02 0.16 ± 0.01 0.18 ± 0.02 0.17 ± 0.02 0.17 ± 0.02
Spleen weight (g) 0.07 ± 0.01 0.08 ± 0.01 0.07 ± 0.01 0.09 ± 0.01 0.08 ± 0.02 0.09 ± 0.03
Brain weight (g) 4.78 ± 0.10 4.74 ± 0.11 4.61 ± 0.07 4.67 ± 0.15 4.73 ± 0.10 4.72 ± 0.12
  1. Values are mean ± SD of 5–7 independent experiments
  2. SWCNTs single-walled carbon nanotubes, DWCNTs double-walled carbon nanotubes
  3. *p < 0.05 vs. control of ApoE−/− mice; CTL