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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 6

Relationship between presence of antibody to Intimin gamma (C281γ) and antibodies in human milk to various enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli antigensa

          Antigen           Mexican women           U.S. women
          EspA
          NS
          NS
          EspB
          NS
          NS
          Stx1
          <0.01
          NS
          O26
          NS
          NS
          O55
          <0.0001
          NS
          O111
          NS
          NS
          O127
          NS
          NS
          O128
          NS
          NS
          O157           NS           NS

ap values shown for association with antibodies by chi-square analysis; NS, not significant.

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