Table 4

Concentrations of IL-1, IL-6, and TNF-α in BALF
Groups IL-1 (pg.mL−1) IL-6 (pg.mL−1) TNF-α (pg.mL−1)
Control group 12.68 ± 3.73 23.55 ± 4.57 12.61 ± 1.96
2 mg.kg−1 nano-Fe3O4 10.63 ± 3.72 34.75 ± 2.28a 13.23 ± 1.35
2 mg.kg−1 nano-SiO2 12.32 ± 4.77 29.80 ± 5.00a 13.62 ± 1.82
2 mg.kg−1 SWCNTs 9.34 ± 2.40 34.21 ± 6.73a 13.66 ± 1.72
10 mg.kg−1 nano-Fe3O4 10.05 ± 1.76 40.59 ± 10.56a 13.36 ± 1.41
10 mg.kg−1 nano-SiO2 14.76 ± 4.16 33.21 ± 5.80a 17.72 ± 1.80a,b
10 mg.kg−1 SWCNTs 10.11 ± 3.07 42.92 ± 16.20a 17.08 ± 1.35a,b

aCompared with control group, p < 0.05. bCompared with the nano-Fe3O4 group at the same dose, p < 0.05.

Lin et al.

Lin et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2013 8:521   doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-521

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