Table II.

Effects of IL-4 mAb, IFN-γ mAb, and DEX on total, differential, and absolute cells in BAL fluida

Differential count in percentage (×104/ml)Absolute cells (×104/ml)
TCCMacroMonoNeutroEosinoMacroMonoNeutroEosino
SHAM/PBS/N.CON7.5 ± 1.177.7 ± 2.817.8 ± 3.01.9 ± 0.40.3 ± 0.26.3 ± 0.91.0 ± 0.11.0 ± 0.60.03 ± 0.03
OVA/OVA/A.CON26.6 ± 2.9b36.9 ± 2.917.8 ± 2.810.6 ± 2.230.1 ± 3.2b11.0 ± 1.45.1 ± 1.63.8 ± 1.07.1 ± 0.9b
OVA/OVA/IL-4 mAb13.9 ± 2.1c48.4 ± 2.129.2 ± 10.311.1 ± 3.711.3 ± 4.5c7.0 ± 1.34.2 ± 0.81.1 ± 0.61.6 ± 0.5c
OVA/OVA/IFN-γ mAb31.0 ± 5.841.3 ± 6.28.3 ± 5.013.9 ± 3.826.4 ± 4.013.0 ± 2.06.2 ± 2.04.5 ± 1.38.3 ± 1.1
OVA/OVA/DEX9.0 ± 2.7c50.7 ± 5.028.3 ± 5.15.7 ± 3.015.3 ± 2.9c4.5 ± 1.52.0 ± 0.20.8 ± 0.61.6 ± 0.6c
  • a TCC, total cell count; Macro, Macrophage; Mono, mononuclear cells (monocytes and lymphocytes); Neutro, neutrophils; Eosino, eosinophil.

  • b Value of p < 0.05 vs SHAM/PBS/N.CON.

  • c Value of p < 0.05 vs OVA/OVA/A.CON.