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Table 1 Immune cells in BALF recovered from air-exposed mice, smoke-exposed mice and smoke-exposed mice 8 weeks after smoking cessation.

From: Inflammatory changes in the airways of mice caused by cigarette smoke exposure are only partially reversed after smoking cessation

  Control Smoke Smoke cessation
Total cell count, × 104 30.0 ± 3.2 140.4 ± 2.6 *** 52.8 ± 5.0 ** ^^^
Differential cell count, × 104    
Macrophages 29.2 ± 3.1 56.1 ± 1.1 *** 42.4 ± 4.2 * ^
Neutrophils 0.27 ± 0.1 79.9 ± 3.5 *** 6.1 ± 0.5 *** ^^^
Lymphocytes 0.51 ± 0.1 4.4 ± 1.0 * 4.4 ± 1.0 *
  1. n = 4-5 animals per group. Values are expressed as mean +/- S.E.M. *P ≤ 0.05, **P ≤ 0.01, ***P ≤ 0.001; significantly different from the control group. ^P ≤ 0.05, ^^^ P ≤ 0.001; significantly different from the smoke group.