Lipopolysaccharide levels adherent to PM2.5 play an important role in particulate matter induced-immunosuppressive effects in mouse splenocytes.

Epidemiological studies show that exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) is associated with serious adverse health effects, including, but not limited to, those on the respiratory system. In the present study, we investigated the splenic response in mice administered PM of ≤ 2.5 μ m diameter (PM2.5). Male BALB/c mice (7 or 8 weeks old) were… CONTINUE READING