TABLE 2

Characteristics and cross-reactivities of the produced MAbs

MAbIgG subtypeSerotype specificityTargetInclusivityaExclusivityb
1C4IgG2aO1EPS13/14c0/95
2F8IgG2aO2LPS20/200/89
1A11IgG2bO3LPS13/15d2/94e
  • a Number of positive indirect-EIA results for strains of the same serotype.

  • b Number of positive results with different serotypes of C. sakazakii strains, other Cronobacter species, 17 Enterobacteriaceae strains, and three other Gram-negative strains.

  • c No reactivity with strain MHI 21040.

  • d No reactivity with strains MHI 982 and MHI 21129.

  • e Reactive with MHI 21212 and MHI 21213 (both C. muytjensii serotype O1).