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Volume 12, Number 6—June 2006

Research

Norwalk Virus–specific Binding to Oyster Digestive Tissues

Françoise S. Le Guyader*Comments to Author , Fabienne Loisy*, Robert L. Atmar†, Anne M. Hutson†, Mary K. Estes†, Nathalie Ruvoën-Clouet‡§¶, Monique Pommepuy*, and Jacques Le Pendu§¶
Author affiliations: *Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer, Nantes, France; †Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA; ‡Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire, Nantes, France; §Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Nantes, France; ¶Université de Nantes, Nantes, France

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Table 2

Binding of carbohydrate antibodies to oyster digestive tissues

Antibody Binding* Tissue
Anti-A all types +++ Digestive cells
Anti-A types 2 +
Anti-A type 3/4 +++ Digestive cells
Anti-H type 1 +++ Digestive cells (intracellularly) and connective tissue
Anti-H type 2 +
Anti-H/Leb +++ Digestive cells (intracellularly) and connective tissue
Anti-Ley +

*+++, strong; +, weak.

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