Table 3.

Frequency of strain-specific streptococcal binding of 42 strains to sHA, platelets, and MAb 1.1

AdhesionaNo. of strains
MAb 1.1 positivebMAb 1.1 negative
sHA positive and platelet positive130
sHA negative and platelet negative021
sHA positive and platelet negative08
  • a sHA-positive strains showed >6.5% adhesion; platelet-positive strains showed >20% adhesion.

  • b MAb 1.1-positive strains showed anA405 of >0.098 in ELISA.