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Volume 9, Number 5—May 2003


Human Milk Secretory Antibodies against Attaching and Effacing Escherichia coli Antigens

Marita Noguera-Obenza*, Theresa J. Ochoa*, Henry F. Gomez*, M. Lourdes Guerrero†, Irene Herrera-Insua*, Ardythe L. Morrow‡, Guillermo Ruiz-Palacios†, Larry K. Pickering§, Carlos A. Guzman¶, and Thomas G. Cleary*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Texas-Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas, USA; †Instituto Nacional de la Nutricion “Salvador Zubiran,” México City, México, D. F.; ‡Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; §Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ¶GBF-German National Research Centre for Biotechnology, Braunschweig, Germany

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Table 4

Correlations in amount of antibodies in human milk from women in Mexico to various enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli antigens (correlation/p value)

          Antigen           EspA           EspB           Stx1


          O157           0.056/NS           0.133/NS           0.131/NS

aNS, not significant.

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