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Table 2 Subsets of peripheral blood mononuclear cells after mitogen stimulation

From: Supplementation of dietary germanium biotite enhances induction of the immune responses by foot-and-mouth disease vaccine in cattle

  Before administration 23 weeks after administration Stimulators
  Control Germanium biotite Control Germanium biotite
CD79a+ 8.40% (±0.17) 7.90% (±0.14) 6.70% (±0.53) 4.70% (±1.01) LPS
CD3+ 59.50% (±0.49) 57.80% (±0.53) 93.50% (±0.04) 93.10% (±0.28) ConA
CD4+ 14.10% (±0.72) 13.00% (±0.22) 15.40% (±0.58) 23.80% (±0.52)** ConA
CD8+ 12.50% (±0.74) 10.40% (±1.30) 14.30% (±1.40) 10.20% (±1.21) ConA
MHC I+, II+ 43.00% (±0.45) 37.50% (±0.12) 8.80% (±0.17) 10.20% (±0.15)** ConA
  1. The data were expressed as mean ± standard deviation (SD) (**p < 0.01 compared to the control group at each time point).