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Table 2 Multiple regression analysis of the effect of endogamy and mtDNA on levels of lymphocytes in peripheral blood of calves*

From: Influence of endogamy and mitochondrial DNA on immunological parameters in cattle

Lymphocyte R2(%) Parameter Coefficient 95% confidence interval P value
CD8+ cells 9.64 Endogamy 0.3065 0.002021 to 0.6110 0.0486
mtDNA 0.4988 -3.296 to 4.294 0.7919
CD21+ cells 12.56 Endogamy 0.4109 0.03578 to 0.7859 0.0326
mtDNA -0.4894 -5.164 to 4.186 0.8335
γδhigh T cells 21.66 Endogamy -0.5947 -0.9624 to -0.2271 0.0022
mtDNA -3.545 -8.127 to 1.038 0.1259
T/B cell ratio 11.15 Endogamy -0.09596 -0.1884 to -0.003520 0.0423
mtDNA 0.06902 -1.083 to 1.221 0.9042
  1. *Significant differences at P < 0.05 are highlighted in italic format. CD4+, γδ , γδlow T lymphocytes and CD4+/CD8+ cell ratio did not show any significant correlation.