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Table 5 Subchronic exposure to PM2.5 decreased the cytokine levels in the total protein of the kidney cortex

From: Early kidney damage induced by subchronic exposure to PM2.5 in rats

Cytokine FA PM2.5 P-value
IL-6 (ng/ul) 10.7
(5.5-11)
1.5
(0.7-4)
0.047
IL-1β (pg/ul) 488.4
(396–531)
297
(242–420)
0.047
TNFα (pg/ul) 47.85
(36–61)
9.9
(6–21)
0.004
IL-4 (pg/ul) 320.7
(228–341)
126
(68–266.7)
0.004
IL-10 (pg/ul) 478.1
(354–537)
199.3
(113–371)
0.03
INF-γ (pg/ul) 371.3
(317–431)
310.6
(192–336)
0.03
IL-17a (pg/ul) 178.6
(93–206)
34
(29–65)
0.004
MIP-2 (pg/ul) 316.2
(200–366)
122.4
(109–161)
0.004
RANTES (ng/ul) 0.98
(0.8–1.14)
1.3
(1.11–1.5)
0.007
  1. The data are shown as the median followed by the 25–75 quartile interval in parentheses