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Table 2 Biochemical characteristics of peripheral blood from the healthy volunteers and asthmatic patients.

From: Airborne particulate matter PM2.5 from Mexico City affects the generation of reactive oxygen species by blood neutrophils from asthmatics: an in vitro approach

  Healthy volunteers Asthmatic Patients p value
Eosinophils (103/mm3) 0.13 ± 0.04 0.42 ± 0.17 < 0.0001
Neutrophils (103/mm3) 3.11 ± 0.55 3.84 ± 0.74 0.0364
APO-A (mg/dL) 133.3 ± 19.93 165.0 ± 27.59 0.0150
MPO (U/mg) 24.17 ± 18.21 52.58 ± 25.44 0.0250
PON (nmol/mg APO-A) 0.07 ± 0.02 0.02 ± 0.02 0.0005
TBARS (μM) 157.6 ± 115.4 497.6 ± 234.3 0.0008
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± standard deviation.