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Table 1 Characteristics of neutrophils in the milk of healthy and bovine leukemia virus (BLV)-infected cows

From: Effects of bovine leukemia virus infection on milk neutrophil function and the milk lymphocyte profile

Group/Variable Negative ( n= 24) AL ( n= 16) PL ( n= 17)
CH138 + (%) 13.72 ± 14.91a 8.89 ± 9.72a 11.88 ± 15.34a
Annexin V /PI (%) 30.74 ± 12.92a 39.05 ± 16.06a 24.97 ± 16.01a
Annexin V + /PI (%) 39.50 ± 14.48a 37.03 ± 21.92a 39.27 ± 19.64a
ROS production (%) 54.91 ± 22.92a 68.20 ± 21.85a 69.98 ± 15.39a
Intensity of ROS production (MFI) 2069 ± 1008a 1603 ± 585.7b 865.6 ± 447.3c
S. aureus phagocytosis (%) 63.23 ± 17.80a 55.11 ± 20.88a 58.84 ± 15.21a
Intensity of S. aureus phagocytosis (MFI) 219.8 ± 100.3a 211.2 ± 80.77a 104.2 ± 39.11b
CD44 expression (MFI) 22.03 ± 22.65a 1.07 ± 0.18b 1.03 ± 0.09b
CD62L expression (MFI) 13.45 ± 15.41a 1.01 ± 0.00a 1.01 ± 0.00a
CD11b expression (MFI) 755.8 ± 344.6a 633.3 ± 555.0a 843.7 ± 334.9a
  1. Different superscripted lettersa,b,c within a row indicate significant differences (P ≤ 0.05) between the values. The results are shown as the mean ± SD.
  2. AL: aleukemic BLV-infected cows; PL: BLV-infected cows with persistent lymphocytosis; PI: propidium iodide; S. aureus: Staphylococcus aureus; ROS: reactive oxygen species; MFI: median fluorescence intensity.