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J Vet Med Sci. 2006 Jan;68(1):75-7.

Effect of dietary administration of bananas on immunocytes in F1 hybrid calves.

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Chuou Veterinary Clinical Center, Miyagi Prefecture Federation of Agricultural Mutual Aid Associations, Furukawa, Miyagi 989-6251, Japan.

Abstract

The effect of dietary administration of bananas on immunocytes in calves was investigated. Twenty Fl hybrid calves were used in this study (treated group n=10, control group n=10). Banana (2 g/kg BW) was administered to the calves for 5 days. Leukocyte subsets were examined on days 0, 5, 10, and 15. The numbers CD3+, (CD3+)CD45R-, and (CD3+)TcR+ cells significantly increased between day 0 and day 5 in the treated group (P<0.01), and were significantly higher on day 5 in the treated group relative to the control group (P<0.05). These data showed that feeding banana to calves increased T-lymphocytes, suggesting it might be possible to enhance protective functions against infections.

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