Cytokine Levels in the Mouse Bronchial Alveolar Lavage Fluid after Exposure to CARDS Toxin.

a

Cytokines showing an increase over basal levels when animals are exposed to active CARDS toxin. Representative data from two independent assays with 5 to10 mice/time point/treatment group each are presented. Data are reported as pg/ml and presented as the average ± the standard deviation.

b

Baseline measurements were obtained from 5 animals treated with saline for two days.

c

HI toxin was boiled for one hour prior to use.

*p<0.05 comparing active toxin to baseline or a similar amount of HI toxin.

**p<0.05 comparing active toxin to baseline.