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Table 1 Mean (± SEM) of immune cell infiltration scores on placentomes collected from N. caninum -inoculated (“challenged”) and negative control (“control”) dams in early, mid and late gestation

From: Inflammatory infiltration into placentas of Neospora caninum challenged cattle correlates with clinical outcome of pregnancy

Cell type Early gestation Mid gestation Late gestation
Control Challenged (SC + IV) Control Challenged Control Challenged
n 8 16 3 6 4 11
CD68+ 1.79 (± 0.17)a 2.83 (± 0.16)b,A 0.87 (± 0.13)a 2.07 (± 0.20)aAB 1.25 (± 0.07)a 1.80 (± 0.08)aB
CD3+ 1.15 (± 0.06)a 2.94 (± 0.12)bA 0.43 (± 0.12)a 2.12 (± 0.21)bAB 0.25 (± 0.07)a 0.87 (± 0.08)bB
CD4+ 0.96 (± 0.09)a 2.49 (± 0.15)bA 0.37 (± 0.11)a 1.70 (± 0.25)aAB 0.15 (± 0.06)a 0.44 (± 0.06)aB
CD8+ 0.46 (± 0.09)a 1.13 (± 0.07)bA 0.20 (± 0.11)a 0.77 (± 0.10)aAB 0.08 (± 0.04)a 0.20 (± 0.04)aB
γδTCR+ 0.83 (± 0.07)a 1.39 (± 0.06)bA 0.17 (± 0.06)a 1.17 (± 0.08)bA 0.25 (± 0.07)a 0.63 (± 0.05)bB
NKp46+ 0.83 (± 0.07)a 1.12 (± 0.06)bA 0.20 (± 0.10)a 0.87 (± 0.06)bAB 0.35 (± 0.09)a 0.88 (± 0.04)bB
CD79αcy+ 0.96 (± 0.04)a 0.92 (± 0.05)aA 1.07 (± 0.07)a 1.20 (± 0.07)aB 0.96 (± 0.02)a 0.96 (± 0.02)aA
  1. n: number of animals per group.
  2. a,bDifferent lowercase superscript letters indicate statistically significantly different infiltration scores between control negative and N. caninum-inoculated dams (Mann–Whitney test) in each experiment (early, mid and late gestation) (p ≤ 0.05).
  3. A,BDifferent uppercase superscript letters indicate statistically significantly different overall infiltration scores for each cell marker between N. caninum-inoculated dams in early, mid and late gestation (Kruskal-Wallis test) (p ≤ 0.05).