Table 5.

G. lamblia infections in cytokine-deficient mice

ExptMiceDay 7Day 14Day 28
InfectedaIntensitybInfectedIntensityInfectedIntensity
1C57BL/6J2/34.2 ± 3.80/3 NDe 0/3ND
B6 IL-43/31.7 ± 1.20/3ND0/3ND
B6 IFN-γ3/311.7 ± 7.32/3c 2.0 ± 2.60/3ND
2C57BL/6J3/33.5 ± 1.00/3ND0/3ND
B6 IL-43/33.5 ± 1.80/3ND0/3ND
B6 IFN-γ2/34.2 ± 4.20/3ND0/3ND
3BALB/cJ4/63.5 ± 1.00/6ND0/6ND
BA IL-42/33.5 ± 1.00/3ND0/2ND
BA IL-4R3/43.5 ± 1.00/3ND0/2ND
BA STAT-60/3d ND0/3ND0/3ND
  • 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 = 0.16 versus the value for C57BL/6J mice.

  • d P = 0.15 versus the value for BALB/c mice.

  • e ND, none detected.