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Table 2 Percentage of lymphocyte subsets in the milk from 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/Variables Negative ( n= 25) AL ( n= 16) PL ( n= 17)
CD3 + (T cells) (%) 7.13 ± 5.04a 10.46 ± 9.30a 11.66 ± 7.27a
CD4 + /CD8 T cells (%) 1.32 ± 1.19a 1.83 ± 1.73a 2.55 ± 2.48a
CD4 /CD8 + T cells (%) 3.15 ± 2.57a 4.45 ± 2.02a 4.51 ± 3.86a
CD4 + /CD8 + T cells (%) 0.41 ± 0.36a 0.33 ± 0.30a 0.23 ± 0.19a
CD4 /CD8 T cells (%) 2..24 ± 2.33a 3.84 ± 5.74a 4.38 ± 3.87a
CD3 + (T cells) (%) 6.31 ± 4.99a 10.28 ± 10.44a 11.06 ± 6.81a
CD4 + /CD25 T cells (%) 1.38 ± 1.32a 1.84 ± 1.67a 2.70 ± 2.46a
CD4 /CD25 + T cells (%) 0.06 ± 0.04a 0.13 ± 0.18a 0.15 ± 0.14a
CD4 + /CD25 + T cells (%) 0.24 ± 0.23a 0.21 ± 0.29a 0.29 ± 0.36a
CD4 /CD25 T cells (%) 4.63 ± 4.11a 8.11 ± 8.58a 7.92 ± 4.62a
CD21 + (B cells) (%) 7.90 ± 5.53a 13.02 ± 8.14a 17.44 ± 7.20a
CD5 + /CD11 B cells (%) 0.87 ± 0.88a 0.71 ± 0.45a 0.72 ± 0.47a
CD5 /CD11 + B cells (%) 3.84 ± 4.01a 6.80 ± 6.97a 8.59 ± 5.15a
CD5 + /CD11 + B cells (%) 0.85 ± 0.78a 0.85 ± 0.51a 1.01 ± 0.66a
CD5 /CD11 B cells (%) 2.35 ± 1.73a 4.67 ± 3.26b 7.11 ± 3.89c
  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.