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Table 5 Lymphocyte immunophenotyping, phagocytosis test, oxidative burst and lymphoproliferation test of cats fed with increasing levels of YAM

From: Effects of Saccharomyces cerevisiae cell wall addition on feed digestibility, fecal fermentation and microbiota and immunological parameters in adult cats

    Dietsa   
Item CD SEMb YAM 0.3 SEMb YAM 0.6 SEMb p-value
CD4+ (T helper cells), % 24.76 2.56 28.85 2.60 26.44 3.12 0.261
CD8+ (cytotoxic T cells), % 11.34 1.99 10.67 1.68 11.58 1.40 0.931
CD4+/CD8+ ratio 2.67 0.44 3.27 0.55 2.30 0.30 0.260
Basal oxidative burstc 255.63 18.26 211.00 27.62 256.29 35.92 0.372
Induced oxidative burstc 1686.38 225.72 1754.00 272.30 1597.63 418.82 0.947
Phagocytosis indexc 253.67 41.51 186.44 69.85 245.55 73.11 0.733
Concanavalin Ac 234.88 16.02 228.36 8.81 236.71 14.00 0.917
Phytohemagglutininc 660.75 21.64 608.11 36.82 583.50 36.03 0.264
  1. aCD (control diet); YAM 0.3 (control diet containing 0.3% yeast with active metabolites); YAM 0.6 (control diet containing 0.6% yeast with active metabolites)
  2. bSEM: standard error of the mean
  3. cValues was expressed as arbitrary units of fluorescence