(A) Gating strategy for isolation of MAIT cells. In the first plot, lymphocytes with CD45R- B cells were excluded by electronic gating and CD44+ CD3+ T cells were gated to define MAIT cells as TCRβ+ MR1-5OP-RU-tetramer+ cells. (B) Percentage of TCRβ+ MR1-tetramer+ MAIT cells, of CD3+ T cells in WT mice after 18 hr of CLP or sham operation. (C) Gene expression in MAIT cells isolated using flow cytometric sorting of homogenized lung tissue after CLP or sham operation (n = 5 per group), as determined by qRT-PCR for Ifng, Il17a, and GzmB genes, (D) Ifng, Il17a, and GzmB mRNA expression in non-MAIT (MR1-tetramer- TCRβ+) CD3+ T cell populations. Data are expressed as mean ± SD, and an unpaired t-test was used for comparisons (data passed the Shapiro-Wilk normality test).