Table 1: Final body weight, food intake, and cecal and hepatic lipids of non-infected (control) and L. major-infected (L. major) apoE KO mice 6 weeks after the inoculation of 1 × 106 parasites (clone WHO MHOM/IL/80/Friedlin) into footpad.

Parameter Control ApoE KOL. major ApoE KO

Final body weight (g) 22.18 ± 0.7720.67 ± 0.7
Food intake (g/week/mouse) 25.10 ± 0.9524.72 ± 0.85
Liver lipids
 Total lipids (mg/g)252.0 ± 12.0 172.0 ± 21.0*
 Total cholesterol (mg/g)14.1 ± 1.3 13.2 ± 0.9
 Triacylglycerols (mg/g)49.7 ± 4.4 30.2 ± 4.5*
Cecum lipids
 Total lipids (mg/g)51.1 ± 8.9 70.0 ± 11
 Total cholesterol (mg/g)2.8 ± 0.3 2.4 ± 0.3
 Triacylglycerols (mg/g)0.97 ± 0.2 0.86 ± 0.21

Control group, = 8–11, and L. major group, = 10–13. Results are expressed as the means ± SE. * .