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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 3

Comparison of quantity of anti-enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli secretory immunoglobulin A in milk samples collected from women from Mexico and the United States [median and (range) optical density490]a

          Antigen           Mexico (N=73)           United States (N=50)           p value
          0.143 (0.016–0.305)
          0.203 (0.030–0.349)
          0.096 (0–0.411)
          0.057 (0–0.340)
          0.126 (0–0.390)
          0.143 (0–0.413)
          0.124 (0–0.416)
          0.072 (0–0.350)
          0.026 (0–0.228)
          0.079 (0.003–0.293)
          0.061 (0–0.470)
          0.050 (0–0.260)
          0.027 (0–0.470)
          0.043 (0–0.279)
          0.283 (0.063–0.666)
          0.201 (0.015–0.490)
          EspB           0.071 (0–0.546)           0.021 (0–0.430)           <0.002

aMann-Whitney test for differences in amounts of antibodies for the two populations; all samples tested at 1:20 dilution; NS, not significant.

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