TABLE 2

Immunogenicity of recombinant SAg proteins from RF122 with sera from cows and humans with S. aureus infections

Serum samplebReactivitya
SElZSElYSEGSEISElOSElUSElNSECSElLTSST-1SElXc
Human
    IE19+++++
    IE37+++++++
    IE41+++
    IE51+++
    IE54++
Bovine
    2480++
    2487++++
    2521+++++++
    4227++++++
    2211
  • a + or − indicates whether or not the serum sample is reactive with the SAg protein, respectively.

  • b Human serum samples were obtained from infective endocarditis patients between 2006 and 2009 at the New Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Bovine samples obtained from bovine mastitis cases, and from an animal (cow 2211) without a history of S. aureus infection, were provided by C. Smyth, originally obtained from the Teagasc Dairy Production Centre in Moorepark, Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland.

  • c Data reported previously (14).