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Table 2 Organ weight and serum hormone levels of 4- and 23-day-old male rats from each group.

From: Elevated serum immunoglobulin E to Cryptomeria japonica pollen in rats exposed to diesel exhaust during fetal and neonatal periods

  No. body weight (g) spleen (mg) thymus (mg) testosterone (pg/ml) estrogen (pg/ml)
4-day-old rats       
   Control 20 10.14 ± 1.11 51.4 ± O.1 24.1 ± 1.1 166.6 17.8
   Total-C-C 24 9.90 ± 0.68 46.3 ± 1.0 * 20.4 ± 1.4 * 390.1 28.9
   Filtered-C-C 25 9.55 ± 0.86 42.1 ± 4.3 ** 19.0 ± 1.5 ** 255.8 16.0
23-day-old rats       
   Control 10 32.35 ± 2.33 134.1 ± 16.1 108.4 ± 17.4 361.1 ± 139.4 39.8 ± 19.8
   C-Total-C 11 34.25 ± 3.61 144.5 ± 15.2 105.5 ± 15.1 497.4 ± 220.6 * 40.4 ± 26.8
   C-Filtered-C 8 32.84 ± 5.12 127.1 ± 20.1 93.2 ± 17.3 * 659.5 ± 356.2 ** 52.5 ± 22.4
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± SD. Testosterone and estrogen levels on day 4 were pooled serum from males. * Different from Control, p < 0.05; ** different from Control, p < 0.01