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Table 2 Weight of organs (absolute and relative)

From: Chronic exposure to PM2.5 aggravates SLE manifestations in lupus-prone mice

   C57-FA C57-CAP NZBW-FA NZBW-CAP
Absolute (g) Kidney 0.153 ± 0.008 0.162 ± 0.024 0.203 ± 0.014a,b 0.263 ± 0.040a,b,c
  Spleen 0.082 ± 0.008 0.084 ± 0.015 0.094 ± 0.027 0.173 ± 0.124a,c’
  Liver 1.127 ± 0.107 1.080 ± 0.197 1.549 ± 0.137a,b 1.807 ± 0.488a,b
  Heart 0.104 ± 0.004 0.120 ± 0.015a’ 0.157 ± 0.014a,b 0.177 ± 0.041a,b
  Thymus 0.091 ± 0.020 0.057 ± 0.019a 0.059 ± 0.013a 0.106 ± 0.045b,c
Relative (%) Kidney 0.66 ± 0.05 0.66 ± 0.06 0.53 ± 0.04a,b 0.73 ± 0.17c
  Spleen 0.35 ± 0.02 0.34 ± 0.04 0.24 ± 0.07a,b 0.45 ± 0.26c’
  Liver 4.87 ± 0.39 4.36 ± 0.61a’ 4.06 ± 0.29a 4.88 ± 0.94
  Heart 0.45 ± 0.03 0.49 ± 0.06 0.41 ± 0.03a,b 0.48 ± 0.10
  Thymus 0.39 ± 0.08 0.23 ± 0.08a 0.15 ± 0.03a 0.28 ± 0.09a,c
  1. Values represented by mean ± standard deviation. n = 7–10 animals/group. ANOVA followed by post-hoc test Gabriel or Games-Howell or T-test
  2. a,a’ p < 0.05 when compared to C57-FA (a ANOVA; a’ T-test)
  3. b p < 0.05 when compared to C57-CAP
  4. c,c’ p < 0.05 when compared to NZBW-FA (c ANOVA; c’ T-test)
  5. C57-FA: control-filtered; C57-CAP: control-pollution; NZBW-FA: lupus-filtered; NZBW-CAP: lupus-pollution
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