Exposure to Air Pollution Exacerbates Inflammation in Rats with Preexisting COPD
The effect of PM2.5 exposure on mucus hypersecretion in rats with COPD. (a) Immunohistochemical staining of MUC5ac and MUC5b in the lung sections of each group (magnification, ×200). (b) Quantitative analysis of MUC5ac and MUC5b using Image-ProPlus 6.0 software. MUC5ac: Mucin5ac; MUC5b: Mucin5b; IOD: integral optical density. The data are expressed as the ().,.
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