Table 2.

Association of hmw or HMW with adherence of 58H. influenzae isolates from different sources

Isolate sourceNo. of isolates
AdherentNonadherent
TotalhmwaHMWbHMW MAbscTotalhmwHMWHMW MAbs
Carriers1276318000
Otitis media84551111
COPD12111167000
Total3222221426111
  • a hmw was detected by PCR.

  • b Expression of HMW protein(s) recognized by at least one of the two polyclonal sera in a Western blot.

  • c Expression of HMW protein(s) recognized by at least one of the six MAbs against HMW proteins in the whole-cell ELISA.