Table 3.

Effect of loss of CBP function on colonization of the infant rat nasopharynx

CBP% of WT CFU at 48 ha (mean ± SD)
LytB18 ± 8*
LytC6 ± 5*
CbpD43 ± 18*
CbpE25 ± 12*
CbpF67 ± 22
CbpG25 ± 12*
CbpI60 ± 39
CbpJ68 ± 35
  • a 100% adherence = 243 ± 51 bacteria/10 μl of nasal wash. ∗, P < 0.001 versus wild-type (WT) Norway strain.