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Figure 3: (a) HDM exposure induced higher percentages of effector T cells in lung tissue of males (♂) and females (♀) as compared to control. Higher percentages of effector T cells were found in the 24-day protocol as compared to the 14- and 21-day protocol of HDM exposure. Combining all models, HDM exposure induced higher percentages of effector T cells in females than in males ( ). (b) HDM exposure induced higher percentages of regulatory T cells in lung tissue of males and females as compared to control. Higher percentages of regulatory T cells were found in the 24-day protocol as compared to the 14-day protocol of HDM exposure. Combining all models, HDM exposure induced higher percentages of regulatory T cells in females than in males ( ). (c) The 24-day protocol had higher ratios of effector T cells to regulatory T cells in lung tissue of males and females as compared to control and the 14- and 21-day protocols of HDM exposure. Combining all models, no differences were found between males and females. # , ## and ### compared to control. * , ** and *** .