Table 1—

The effects of bleomycin and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) on total and differential cell counts and proteins in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (see Methods for details on the experimental groups)

Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D
vehicle+vehicleNAC+vehiclevehicle+bleomycinNAC+bleomycin
Total cells ×106 ml−10.26±0.050.31±0.040.98±0.131.01±0.19
Neutrophils %2.4±1.11.0±0.718.18±3.9521.18±6.93
Eosinophils %0.2±0.20.0±0.01.55±0.970.73±0.45
Lymphocytes %10.6±4.211.8±1.36.64±1.947.09±2.16
Macrophages %86.8±3.887.2±1.274.55±4.6271.00±7.68
Proteins µg·mL)118±12134±61047±87772±88
  • Data are presented as mean±SEM of 10 (group A), 6 (group B), and 11 (groups C and D) experiments

  • P<0.05 versus. group A. Differences between groups C and D failed to reach significance statistically