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Table 2 BALF measurements following intratracheal in rat after different treatment conditions

From: Boswellic acids extract attenuates pulmonary fibrosis induced by bleomycin and oxidative stress from gamma irradiation in rats

Groups Differential cell count (log10)
Total cell count (log 10) Macrophages Neutrophils Eosinophils Macrophage viability (%)
Control 7.92 ± 0.55 7.56 ± 0.017 6.56 ± 0.83 6.06 ± 0.71 76.5 ± 1.21
b NS NS 0.05 NS 0.01
c 0.001 0.005 0.025 0.05 0.01
BA 7.74 ± 0.35 7.65 ± 0.052 5.90 ± 0.69 5.76 ± 0.16 77.0 ± 0.35
a NS NS NS NS NS
b 0.0001 0.05 0.01 0.01 0.005
c 0.0001 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01
IR 8.54 ± 0.104 7.46 ± 0.139 8.34 ± 0.21 6.46 ± 0.09 87.5 ± 2.25
a NS NS NS NS NS
c 0.0001 0.005 0.05 0.025 0.025
BA+IR 8.65 ± 0.398 7.52 ± 0.069 8.51 ± 0.42 6.57 ± 0.35 81.4 ± 2.77
a NS NS NS NS 0.005
b NS NS NS NS NS
c 0.0001 0.005 NS 0.05 0.025
BL 19.72 ± 0.346 9.93 ± 0.502 9.58 ± 0.42 8.18 ± 0.55 112.4 ± 8.31
a 0.0001 0.005 0.025 0.05 NS
b 0.0001 0.0001 0.05 0.025 0.025
BA+BL 8.6 ± 0.520 7.72 ± 0.191 9.95 ± 0.21 8.65 ± 0.40 79.7 ± 5.54
a NS NS 0.01 0.025 0.01
b NS NS 0.005 0.005 NS
c 0.0001 0.01 NS NS 0.025
BL+IR 9.67 ± 0.346 7.50 ± 0.104 9.50 ± 0.47 7.57 ± 0.38 89.7 ± 4.16
a 0.05 NS 0.025 NS NS
b NS NS 0.05 0.025 NS
c 0.0001 0.005 NS NS 0.05
BA+BL+IR 8.95 ± 0.156 7.82 ± 0.156 8.75 ± 0.40 7.65 ± 0.55 83.5 ± 7.97
a NS NS 0.05 NS 0.025
b NS 0.0001 NS 0.05 NS
c 0.0001 0.01 NS NS 0.05
  1. Each value represents mean ± SD.
  2. a: Significant difference from Control
  3. b: Significant difference from Irradiation group (IR)
  4. c: Significant difference from BL group (BL)
  5. NS: no significance