Linking CD11b+ Dendritic Cells and Natural Killer T Cells to Plaque Inflammation in Atherosclerosis
Comparison of CD11b+ cDC and NKT cell fluctuations between ApoE−/− mice and age-matched healthy controls. (a–c) Percentages of circulating CD11b+ cDC in blood (a), spleen (b), and mediastinal LN (c) of ApoE−/− mice fed a WD and healthy wild-type controls fed a chow diet sacrificed at 6 and 24 wk of diet. (d–f) Circulating NKT cell numbers in blood (d), spleen (e), and mediastinal LN (f) of ApoE−/− mice fed a WD and healthy wild-type controls (on chow diet) sacrificed at 6 and 24 wk of diet. WT (white bars), ; ApoE−/− (black bars), ; , , and .