Volume 4, Number 2—June 1998
Campylobacter jejuni Strains from Patients with Guillain-Barré Syndrome
|Measure||Serotype of||C. jejuni strain|
|(n = 8)||(n = 8)|
|Counts per minutea||85 +/-51||98 +/- 48|
|Mean binding ratiob||0.187 +/- 0.116||0.245 +/- 0.130|
aBacterial cells were incubated with pool 2 normal human serum or heat inactivated normal human serum and 125I-C3 (mean 40,416 [range 20,234-63,503]. cpm) at 37oC for 15 minutes. The cells were centrifuged and washed; net (NHS minus HINHS) 125I binding was measured as counts per minute. p-value = 0.20 (paired T-test, 1-tailed).
bThe mean binding ratio is an average of the ratio of the net counts for each study strain relative to the net counts of the serum-susceptible control (23B). p-value = 0.31 (paired T-test, 1-tailed).