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Table 3 Stepwise multiple regression models predicting parameters of phagocyte activity in greater mouse-eared bats (Myotis myotis), noctules (Nyctalus noctula) and laboratory BALB/C mice (Mus musculus). Legend: Hb = haemoglobin, Cl = chloride, Glu = glucose, tCO2 = total dissolved carbon dioxide, WBC = white blood cell count, Tstart = time-to-start of phagocyte respiratory burst response, Tpeak = time-to-peak of phagocyte respiratory burst response, Tend = time-to-end of phagocyte respiratory burst response, Peak = peak intensity of phagocyte respiratory burst, Integral = total phagocyte capacity, Adjusted Integral = total phagocyte capacity recalculated for the white blood cell count; * = p < 0.05 (not significant after Bonferroni correction), ** = p < 0.01, *** = p < 0.001

From: Phagocyte activity reflects mammalian homeo- and hetero-thermic physiological states

Phagocyte activity parameters Intercept Predicting model parameters Multiple R2
Time-related
 Tstart −8.680*** −0.849 Glu* 5.531 Hb*** −0.419 WBC   0.87
 Tpeak −4.438 1.840 Cl −0.360 Glu* 2.028 Hb***   0.88
 Tend 4.273*** 0.370 tCO2* 0.121 Glu −0.426 Hb** 0.184 WBC** 0.56
Quantitative
 Peak −0.478 3.739 Cl −2.972 Hb*** 0.889 WBC***   0.76
 Integral 9.774*** −2.505 Hb*** 1.103 WBC***    0.70
 Adjusted Integral 6.754*** −2.463 Hb***     0.58