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Volume 9, Number 5—May 2003

Research

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 5

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

          Antigen           EspA           EspB           Stx1
          EspB
          0.464/<0.001


          Stx1
          0.277/NSa
          0.182/NS

          O26
          0.276/NS
          0.186/NS
          0.165/NS
          O55
          0.425/<0.01
          0.304/NS
          0.054/NS
          O111
          0.380/NS
          0.330/NS
          0.200/NS
          O127
          0.470/<0.001
          0.056/NS
          0.262/NS
          O128
          0.300/NS
          0.002/NS
          0.135/NS
          O157           0.214/NS           0.142/NS           0.068/NS

aNS, not significant.

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