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Table 2 BAL fluid cell composition, 11 and 28–29 days after termination of inhalation exposure to Printex 90 for 15 days

From: Maternal inhalation of carbon black nanoparticles induces neurodevelopmental changes in mouse offspring

   Absolute cell numbers
Exposure level of Printex 90 Control 3.59 mg/m3 33.87 mg/m3
11 days N 4 4 5
  Neutrophils (×105) 0.4 ± 0.4 0.4 ± 0.5 1.4 ± 2.6
Macrophages (×105) 8.0 ± 2.7 7.6 ± 8.9 7.0 ± 4.2
Lymphocytes (× 103) 3.1 ± 4.2 3.1 ± 3.9 0.8 ± 1.7
Total BAL cells (×105) 9.2 ± 2.8 8.6 ± 0.5 11.3 ± 3.5
Epithelial cells (×105) 0.7 ± 0.4 0.6 ± 0.3 0.7 ± 0.5
Dead cells (×105) 0.9 ± 0.5 1.1 ± 0.8 1.2 ± 0.4
28–29 days N 5 9 13
  Neutrophils (×105) 1.5 ± 1.8 1.0 ± 0.9 1.2 ± 1.0
Macrophages (×105) 13.0 ± 2.7 11.9 ± 4.1 9.8 ± 1.6
Lymphocytes (×103) 15.2 ± 16 12.5 ± 6.5 6.4 ± 6.2
Total BAL cells (×105) 15.4 ± 4.6 13.8 ± 4.1 11.7 ± 2.0
Epithelial cells (×105) 0.8 ± 0.4 0.8 ± 0.3 0.6 ± 0.3
Dead cells (×105) 1.3 ± 1.1 1.4 ± 0.7 1.1 ± 0.8
  1. Data presented as mean number ± SD