Table 4.

G. lamblia infections in T-cell-deficient mice

MiceDay 7Day 14Day 28
InfectedaIntensitybInfectedIntensityInfectedIntensity
C57BL/6J2/30.7 ± 0.60/3NDe 0/3ND
B6 TCRδ3/314.1 ± 21.0c 1/30.4 ± 0.70/3ND
B6 TCRβ3/378.8 ± 47.5c 3/3d 62.5 ± 19.23/3d 35.8 ± 30.8
  • a The number of mice with detectable parasites in the gut/total number of mice analyzed on the day indicated postinfection.

  • b The average ± standard deviation of the number of parasites/mouse × 104.

  • c P < 0.01 versus the value for C57BL/6J mice.

  • d P = 0.08 versus the value for C57BL/6J mice.

  • e ND, none detected.