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Fig. 4 | Parasites & Vectors

Fig. 4

From: Effects of ghrelin supplementation on the acute phase of Chagas disease in rats

Fig. 4

NK (CD161+) and NKT (CD3+CD161+) analysis. Male Wistar rats were infected with T. cruzi and treated for 14 days with ghrelin. On day 15 post-infection, the animals were euthanized and the spleens collected. The splenic cells were harvested and processed for NK (CD161+) and NKT (CD3+CD161+) detection. The cells were labelled with anti-rat CD161a+/FITC and/or anti-rat TCD3+/APC antibodies and analyzed by flow cytometry. a NK (CD161+) populations. b NKT (CD3+CD161+) populations. Abbreviations: C, non-infected and non-treated control; CG, non-infected and treated control; I, infected and non-treated animals; IG, infected and treated animals. *P < 0.05

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