Persistence of Th17/Tc17 Cell Expression upon Smoking Cessation in Mice with Cigarette Smoke-Induced Emphysema
Cigarette smoke-induced alveolar enlargement is irreversible. Representative photomicrographs of hematoxylin and eosin stained lung tissue of nonsmoke mice (a), smoke-exposed mice (b), and smoking cessation mice (c). Magnification 100. Morphometry of the lungs in mice exposed to air, mice exposed to cigarette smoke for 24 weeks, and mice exposed to cigarette smoke for 24 weeks plus a smoking cessation period of 12 weeks: (d) Lm and (e) DI values of mice. Results are expressed as means SEM. animals/group; *.
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