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Effect of transport stress on peripheral blood lymphocyte subsets and Th cytokines in pigs

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Author(s): Wuren Ma | Yougang Zhong | Huangrong Li | Banchao Shu | Jiefeng Li | Jin Yu | Changrong Wan | Xiaolong Xu | Yuying He | Xiaoxi Liu | Fenghua Liu | Jianqin Xu

Journal: Acta Veterinaria
ISSN 0567-8315

Volume: 63;
Issue: 2-3;
Start page: 177;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: lymphocyte | peripheral blood | pigs | Th cytokines | transport stress

ABSTRACT
In order to investigate transport stress on porcine peripheral blood lymphocyte subsets and Th cytokines, blood samples were collected from pigs before and after transport. Creatine kinase (CK), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), glucose, and cortisol in the serum were measured. The number of leukocytes and lymphocytes, percentages of lymphocyte subsets, as well as Th cell cytokines level and their mRNA expression were detected, respectively. After transport, the level of CK, glucose and interleukin (IL)-4 increased significantly (p
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