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From: Mus musculus deficient for secretory antibodies show delayed growth with an altered urinary metabolome

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Flow cytometric analysis of small intestine intra-epithelial lymphocytes (IELs) reveals enrichment of αβ+ T cell subsets in older pIgR−/− mice. IELs were collected from age- and sex-matched B6 (closed circle, 12-week n = 7, 34-week n = 14) and B6.pIgR−/− (open circle, 12-week n = 8, 34-week n = 11) mice. a The total number of small intestine IELs (SI-IELs, CD45+), αβ+ T cells (TCRβ+) and γδ+ T cells (TCRγδ+) was increased in pIgR−/− mice compared to B6 mice. Representative FACS profiles of SI-IEL αβ+ T cell are shown for b MAIT cells by MR1 tetramer staining with SI-IELs from Vα19i MAIT cell transgenic mice as positive control for gating (Kawachi et al. 2006), and c NKT cells by CD1d tetramer staining with splenocytes as positive control for gating. The number of d SI-IEL CD8α+αβ+ T cells (TCRβ+CD8α+CD4) and SI-IEL CD4+αβ+ T cells (TCRβ+CD4+) was significantly increased in pIgR−/− mice especially with age, and e representative FACS profiles for these subsets are shown. f Serum was collected from B6 and pIgR−/− mice at indicated age and small intestine was homogenised in 2 ml RPMI. The concentration of IFN-γ was determined using mouse Th1/Th2/Th17 cytometric bead array (CBA). Dotted line indicates detection limit (DL). Data points indicate individual mice that were pooled from 3 to 4 independent experiments, mean ± SEM is shown. Unpaired t-test was used for statistical analyses and p-values are shown where < 0.05 is considered significant

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