Gating strategy for the characterization of cellular infiltrates in the spleen and for the sorting of leukocyte subpopulations.

The leukocytes were gated based on the CD45 expression (P1) and only CD45+ cells were included in the sorting and analyses. Sorted populations were followed: CD4 T-lymphocytes (P4+P3), CD8+ T-lymphocytes (P5), γδ T-lymphocytes (P6), monocytes/macrophages (P7), B-lymphocytes (P8) and heterophils (P9).