Table 2.

Serum IgG antibody to S. mutans A32-2 fimbriae, S. mutans A32-2 whole cells, and CTB

GroupImmunization treatmentELISA absorbance valuesa
S. mutans fimbriaeCTBWC
AVaccine and adjuvant0.722 ± 0.0470.644 ± 0.0381.183 ± 0.108
BNone0.370 ± 0.0320.060 ± 0.0140.717 ± 0.062
CAdjuvant alone0.379 ± 0.0340.480 ± 0.0410.760 ± 0.072
  • a Mean ± SEM (n = 28). P values are as follows: for S. mutans fimbriae, A versus B = 0.0001, A versus C = 0.0001, and B versus C = 0.9793; for CTB, A versus B = 0.0001, A versus C = 0.0451, and B versus C = 0.0001; and for whole cells (WC), A versus B = 0.0001, A versus C = 0.0001, and B versus C = 0.9023. Results with S. mutans fimbriae and WC for groups B and C were not significantly different (P > 0.05) as determined by Tukey’s procedure.