Table 1

Reactivity of anti-B. tropicalis IgE antibodies, assessed by ELISA, using recombinant proteins (rBlo t 5 and rBlo t 21) and crude extract as antigens, in sera containing anti-B. tropicalis extract IgE antibodies
Antigens No. of sera with positive results (%) No. of sera with negative results (%)
Sera from 35 children with anti-B. tropicalis extract IgE antibodies
rBlo t 5 29 (82.9) 6 (17.1)
rBlo t 21 28 (80.0) 7 (20.0)
Sera from 28 adult asthma patients with anti-B. tropicalis extract IgE antibodies
rBlo t 5 26 (92.8) 2 (7.2)
rBlo t 21 25 (89.3) 3 (10.7)
rBlo t 5 + rBlo t21 27 (96.4) 1 (3.6)

Carvalho et al.

Carvalho et al. BMC Immunology 2013 14:11   doi:10.1186/1471-2172-14-11

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