TABLE 3

Serum IgM and IgG responses to MPB83-MPB70 measured by DPP assay

Animal no.Reflectance (RLU)a
IgMIgG
Pre-CFTbPost-CFTcPost-CCTdPre-CFTbPost-CFTcPost-CCTd
3943132388789379530
397098384975421281
6713828540204281295
6735360566813810141276
120701691842049661301
120803123891716951300
12090107362792971172
121001021061065871303
Mean ± SEM51 ± 38e240 ± 60f322 ± 68f111 ± 22e614 ± 93f1182 ± 94g
  • a Optical reader data obtained at the peak of antibody responses during each period of infection.

  • b From 0 to 3 months postinfection, prior to the CFT.

  • c From 3 to 6.5 months postinfection, after the CFT and before the CCT.

  • d From 6.5 to 7 months postinfection, after the CCT.

  • e Different from post-CFT and post-CCT means (IgM and IgG) (P < 0.05).

  • f Different from pre-CFT mean (IgM) or from pre-CFT and post-CCT means (IgG) (P < 0.05).

  • g Different from pre-CFT and post-CFT means (IgG) (P < 0.05).