Relative avidity of serum immunoglobulin G antibody for the fimbria antigen of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans in patients with adult periodontitis

A. Saito, Y. Hosaka, T. Nakagawa, S. Yamada, K. Okuda

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Abstract

The relative avidity of serum immunoglobulin G antibody for the fimbria antigen of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans was assessed by diethylamine dissociation enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in patients with adult periodontitis. High-titer sera from patients not harboring A. actinomycetemcomitans had significantly higher avidities for the fimbria antigen than did high-titer sera from patients with A. actinomycetemcomitans in their periodontal pockets. The elicited antibodies against the fimbria antigen may afford protection against A. actinomycetemcomitans infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-334
Number of pages3
JournalInfection and Immunity
Volume61
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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