Table 1

Effects of carbon dots on spleen and thymus weight coefficient of BALB/c mice
Groups Spleen coefficient Thymus coefficient
1 day 9 days 1 day 9 days
Saline 0.3616 ± 0.0027 0.9817 ± 0.1343 0.2305 ± 0.0148 0.2598 ± 0.0955
Carbon dots
2 mg/kg 0.3711 ± 0.0128* 0.8617 ± 0.2637* 0.2092 ± 0.0502* 0.2707 ± 0.0687*
10 mg/kg 0.4020 ± 0.0537* 0.8443 ± 0.0871* 0.2057 ± 0.0328* 0.2793 ± 0.0215*
50 mg/kg 0.4469 ± 0.0846* 0.9927 ± 0.3637* 0.1886 ± 0.0095* 0.2653 ± 0.0398*

The data are presented as mean ± standard deviations, n = 5. *P > 0.05 compared with the saline group (control). Significant difference was calculated by one-way ANOVA using SPSS19.0.

Gao et al.

Gao et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:276   doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-276

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