Effects of ozone exposure on nonspecific phagocytic capacity of pulmonary macrophages from an amphibian, Bufo marinus

@article{Dohm2005EffectsOO,
  title={Effects of ozone exposure on nonspecific phagocytic capacity of pulmonary macrophages from an amphibian, Bufo marinus},
  author={Michael R. Dohm and William J. Mautz and Joy A. Andrade and Kapuaola S. Gellert and Loney J. Salas‐Ferguson and Nicola Nicolaisen and Nicole Fujie},
  journal={Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={24}
}
Pulmonary macrophages are an important component of immune defense against inhaled foreign particles and microorganisms. In humans and other mammals, exposure to moderate amounts of ozone (O3) can inhibit functional capacities of alveolar macrophages. In many wilderness areas downwind of urban centers, ozone levels frequently exceed national standards. We report results of 4‐h inhalation exposures to 0.8 parts per million O3 on pulmonary macrophage viability and phagocytosis capacity in marine… 

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