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Table 1 Cell phenotype in the intestinal lamina propria during the early phase of T. spiralis infection

From: Cellular and molecular changes and immune response in the intestinal mucosa during Trichinella spiralis early infection in rats

  No. of positive cells/VCU
CD4 CD25 CD8α CD8β TCRαβ TCRγδ
Control 75.2 ± 12.5a, c 61.6 ± 5.9c 162.4 ± 23.5c 129.8 ± 26.1c, e, g 177.2 ± 39.4c 151.4 ± 20.7c
2 dpi 95.2 ± 2.3b 90.2 ± 8.2d 215.2 ± 55.5 254.6 ± 29.4d 223.8 ± 63.9d 241.4 ± 63.9d
4 dpi 161.4 ± 18.5d 153.0 ± 18.4d 215.0 ± 29.7d 176.2 ± 12.9f 236.6 ± 32.1d 208.2 ± 16.4d
6 dpi 185.0 ± 20.8d 150.4 ± 6.5d 87.0 ± 37.8d 87.2 ± 25.5d 79.4 ± 6.3d 79.2 ± 9.9d
13 dpi 263.0 ± 36.8d 175.0 ± 12.9d 193.0 ± 24.8 183.2 ± 21.1h 141.2 ± 12.3 155.4 ± 5.9
  1. Notes: Results are expressed as mean of number (no.) of positive cells/VCU ± SD (n = 5/dpi and n = 5, control) at a 400× magnification. Data were analysed by the negative binomial distribution followed by Tukey’s multiple comparisons test (MASS and multcomp packages, respectively). Significant differences between infected and control rats: P < 0.05: a vs b; P < 0.001: d vs c; P = 0.008: e vs f; P = 0.014: g vs h