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Table 1 Presence of parasite DNA in different small intestinal tissues, lymph nodes and blood of sheep orally infected with 3000T. gondii PRU tachyzoites and euthanized at different days post infection (dpi)

From: Parasite distribution and associated immune response during the acute phase of Toxoplasma gondiiinfection in sheep

Time Parasite load as determined by RT qPCR and expressed as log 10 of parasite DNA/10 6cells
DPI 4 8 10 14 21
Animals Sh1 Sh2 Sh3 Sh4 Sh5 Sh6 Sh7 Sh8 Sh9 Sh10 Sh11
Duodenal E 0,36 nd nd 3,06 -2,26 -3,06 -2,23 -2,90 nd nd nd
Duodenal LP -0,43 nd nd 2,88 -1,60 -1,46 -2,59 2,74 nd nd -1,58
Duodenal PP nd 0,11 nd 2,26 -1,15 -2,68 -0,74 4,09 nd nd nd
Jejunal E nd nd nd 2,23 -0,64 nd -2,67 -1,54 nd nd -0,67
Jejunal LP nd nd nd nd -0,02 -1,67 nd -1,96 nd nd nd
Jejunal PP nd nd nd nd -1,23 nd -2,07 3,40 nd nd nd
Ileal E nd -0,16 nd 0,87 -1,44 nd -3,29 -1,86 nd nd nd
Ileal LP nd nd nd nd -0,44 -1,91 -4,00 -2,10 nd nd nd
Ileal PP nd nd nd nd -2,00 nd nd 2,95 nd nd nd
Duodenal MLN 0,34 nd nd 1,95 -0,31 -1,20 -0,77 2,76 0,05 nd nd
Jejunal MLN 2,63 nd nd 1,45 -0,51 -0,99 -0,94 3,67 8,37 nd nd
Ileal MLN nd nd nd 2,44 -0,72 -2,87 -1,06 3,19 -1,29 nd nd
Peripheral blood MC 0,45 nd nd nd nd nd -1,68 -1,30 nd nd nd
Popliteal LN nd nd nd nd -1,54 -1,66 -0,89 nd nd nd nd
Splenocytes nd nd nd nd -2,49 nd -2,00 nd nd nd nd
  1. Sh = Sheep. E = Enterocytes. LP = Lamina propria. PP = Peyers’ patches. MLN = Mesenteric lymph nodes. MC = Mononuclear cells. LN = Lymph node. Nd = Not detected.