Table I.

NK T cell numbers in various organsa

MiceSpleenPancreatic Lymph NodesIsletsbMesenteric Lymph NodesPopliteal Lymph NodesInguinal Lymph NodescBrachial Lymph Nodesc
NODCell no.a114 ± 21.32.9 ± 1.01.0 ± 0.217 ± 2.72.1 ± 1.48.6 ± 5.33.2 ± 1.0
NK T cellsb0.46 ± 0.130.20 ± 0.020.47 ± 0.06c0.26 ± 0.120.03 ± 0.010.02d0.04d
(n = 6)e(n = 6)(n = 6)(n = 6)(n = 6)(n = 3)(n = 3)
Vα14-Jα281 transgenicCell no.a83 ± 22.22.2 ± 0.91.1 ± 0.512 ± 2.50.7 ± 0.62.9 ± 0.80.7 ± 0.4
NK T cellsb3.70 ± 0.882.85 ± 0.571.52 ± 0.69c2.20 ± 0.460.20 ± 0.140.20d0.40d
(n = 6)(n = 6)(n = 6)(n = 6)(n = 6)(n = 3)(n = 3)
  • a Measurements of ×10−6 ± SD.

  • b Percentage of the cell population in the whole organs.

  • c Percentage of Thy-1+ cells; the values correspond to three immunofluorescence stainings, each performed with two mice.

  • d Lymph node cells from three mice were pooled for immunofluorescence stainings.

  • e n = number of mice analyzed; mice were analyzed individually except where mentioned.