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Guidelines for submission of abstracts

 Authors are suggested to follow the guidelines carefully while preparing the abstracts. Full length article will be published in the forthcoming issue of Journal of Laboratory Animal Science. Hence, authors should submit the full length article upon acceptance of the abstract. Abstract should be concise and should be no more than 250 words.  Plan the abstract as a single paragraph that is unified (i.e., one topic) and coherent (i.e., ideas flow continuously). Two (maybe even three) paragraphs are also acceptable so long as the abstract as a whole is unified/coherent.  Edit it carefully for grammar, punctuation, typos, etc. Please submit your abstract electronically to no later than October 31, 2018. Abstract will be considered for publication only if registration fee is paid.

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  • Total Leucocytes and Lymphocytes correlates with T cell deficiency and not on B or NK cell deficiency in mice

    Shailendra Arindkar, Srikanth Iyer, Jerald Mahesh Kumar  and Nagarajan Perumal

    Experimental Animal Facility,  National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi - 100 067, India


    The objective of this study was to compare changes in leucocyte and lymphocyte analytes in various models of immunodeficient mice lacking T or B or NK cells or both T and B cells. In this study, we used the following immunodeficient mice (nu; T inactive B+ NK+), (IgH-6-/-; T+B inactive NK+) (beige; T+B+NK inactive) and SCID and RAG-1-/- (T inactive B inactive NK+). Among the T cell deficient (Ii-/-, CD8+, CD4 Inactive) and (TAP-1-/-; CD 4 inactive and CD8+) were used. FACS analyses of peripheral-blood mononuclear cells were performed to determine the percentage of CD3+ T cell, B220 + B cell and NK cell along with analysis of hematological parameters. There were marked differences in the relative proportions of leucocytes and lymphocytes blood cell population among the immunodeficient strains. These results indicate that WBC and lymphocytes population in whole blood depends on T cells percentage. B cells and NK cells deficiency has minor role in the leucocytes and lymphocytes population in immunodeficient status in mouse models. The hematological differences described here are based on the level of CD3, B220 and NK1.1 cells. This study will provide baseline information for researchers who use various immunodeficient mice for immunological, genetic and cancer studies.