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Table 2 Mean numbers of mast cells (± standard deviation) positive to the different antibodies from 6 uninfected vs 6 infected pike were compared using Student’s t-test. The ratio of positive mast cells was determined by scoring 100 mast cells for each microscopic field (10 fields from each section and 3 sections from each fish)

From: Pike intestinal reaction to Acanthocephalus lucii (Acanthocephala): immunohistochemical and ultrastructural surveys

Antibody anti- Uninfected pike Infected pike t-value P-value
Immunoglobulin E (IgE)-like receptor FcεRIγ 21.50 ± 2.29 79.57 ± 5.86 22.60 < 0.001
Histamine 22.60 ± 1.91 98.57 ± 0.33 96.08 < 0.001
Interleukin-6 36.37 ± 3.96 61.53 ± 5.80 8.78 < 0.001
Lysozyme 19.67 ± 1.89 80.07 ± 4.04 33.18 < 0.001
Met-enkephalin 23.07 ± 0.66 39.17 ± 2.09 17.97 < 0.001
Piscidin-3 0.53 ± 0.18 12.03 ± 3.83 7.35 < 0.001
Serotonin 17.47 ± 1.59 56.70 ± 1.85 39.37 < 0.001
Substance P 49.97 ± 3.95 66.03 ± 3.54 7.42 < 0.001
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α) 20.20 ± 1.43 71.27 ± 2.79 39.90 < 0.001