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Table 4 Total numbers of peribronchially located CD4+ and CD8+ T lymphocytes and numbers of immunoglobulin-positive plasma cells

From: Chronic pneumonia in calves after experimental infection with Mycoplasma bovis strain 1067: Characterization of lung pathology, persistence of variable surface protein antigens and local immune response

Calf No.1 CD4+ T cells2 CD8+ T cells3 IgA4 IgG15 IgG26 IgM7
1 12.40 ± 3.19a 1.10 ± 1.72a 536a 698a 305a 250a
2 6.60 ± 3.46a 0.40 ± 0.16a 634a 343a 236a 195a
3 15.3 ± 6.16a 2.10 ± 0.98a 314a 421a 160a 245a
4 10.40 ± 2.50a 1.30 ± 1.30a 240a 723a 167a 294a
5 13.30 ± 7.01a 1.00 ± 1.00a 530a 484a 479a 293a
6 8.80 ± 1.76a NDb 760a 437a 339a 409a
7 11.40 ± 7.26a 0.20 ± 0.13a 695a 257a 227a 310a
8 8.80 ± 7.15a 1.20 ± 1.12a 431a 467a 297a 387a
9 2.00 ± 1.84a 0.20 ± 0.23a 528a 218a 100a 225a
10 10.20 ± 3.88a 2.00 ± 2.45a 497a 300a 110a 196a
11 10.10 ± 5.15a 0.40 ± 0.04a 482a 485a 262a 240a
12 -b -c 464a 268a 223a 345a
  1. 1 Calves Nos. 1-8 were inoculated with M. bovis, calves Nos. 9-12 were control calves.
  2. 2a,3a Values given as means ± SD of the total numbers of positive cells counted per 1000 μm2 of BALT area.
  3. 2b,3c No BALT in tissue sections present.
  4. 3b Not determined.
  5. 4a IgA-positive plasma cells.
  6. 5a IgG1-positive plasma cells.
  7. 6a IgG2-positive plasma cells.
  8. 7a IgM-positive plasma cells.
  9. 4a,5a,6a,7a Values given as means of absolute numbers of positive cells per mm2 of BALT.