Plant Proteinase Inhibitor BbCI Modulates Lung Inflammatory Responses and Mechanic and Remodeling Alterations Induced by Elastase in Mice
(a) Mean and SE of respiratory system elastance (Ers) of all experimental groups. ELA group was greater than control groups , and ELABC had a reduction compared to ELA . (b) Mean and SE of respiratory system resistance (Rrs) in all animals. Animals that received BbCI (SALBC and ELABC) had a decrease in comparison to SAL . (c) Mean and SE of airway resistance (Raw) of four experimental groups. Animals that received elastase (ELA) had greater values than SAL and SALBC groups . The treatment with proteinase inhibitor (ELABC) attenuated this increase . (d) Mean and SE of tissue elastance (Htis) of all animals. Animals that received elastase (ELA) had greater values than SAL and SALBC groups . The treatment with BbCI (ELABC) attenuated this increase . (e) Mean and SE of lung tissue damping (Gtis) of all experimental groups. There were no significant differences among groups.
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