Table 3

Spearman correlation coefficients between the different parameters investigated in this study1

Log qPC R

T- lymphocytes

B- lymphocytes

Macrophages

IF

Micro LLS

Macro LLS


Antibody titer

0

-0.06

-0.06

-0.31

-0.52*

0.17

-0.02

-0.34*

0.24

-0.09

-0.03

-0.49*

0.17

0.26

0.19

weeks PI

2

0.13

0.02

-0.31

-0.53*

0.03

0.01

-0.26

0.33*

0.19

0.13

-0.37

0.15

0.33*

0.22

4

0.20

0.02

-0.11

-0.19

0.17

0.25

-0.01

0.27

0.32

0.22

-0.29

0.01

0.45**

0.20

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0.38*

0.57*

0.42

-0.07

0.08

0.41**

0.25

8

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0.43**

0.68**

0.52*

-0.04

0.12

0.46**

0.29

Log qPCR

0.33

0.48*

0.63*

0.08

0.62**

0.52**

0.33

0.36

0.45

0.30*

0.28

0.39*

T- lymphocytes

0.40

0.30

0.15

0.24

0.50*

0.83**

0.37

0.15

0.66**

0.60*

B- lymphocytes

0.76**

0.02

0.56**

0.50*

0.39

0.26

0.55**

0.53*

Macrophages

-0.02

0.67**

0.67**

0.24

0.11

-0.04

IF

0.24

0.13

0.31*

0.44**

Micro LLS

0.67**

0.43**


* p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01

1 antibody titer (SP ratio of the serology), the scoring of immune cells (T-lymphocytes, B-lymphocytes and macrophages), immunofluorescence staining for M. hyopneumoniae (IF) and the microscopic and macroscopic lung lesion score (LLS) at the level of the individual pig at 4 (top) and 8 (bottom) weeks post-infection

Vranckx et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:24   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-24

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