Table 1.

Polyvalent antibody (immunoglobulin G and immunoglobulin M) titers in the 11 laboratory mice (n = 36) with any serologic reaction to recombinant B. burgdorferi antigens after experimental HGE agent or mock infection

Mouse serum sampleTiter of antibody to antigena:
OspEOspFp41-G
C3H/HeJ
 HGE agent-infected
  C1 −b 640
  C4160
  C5320
  C6160
  C8160
  C12320320
 Mock-infected
  C20320
P. leucopus
 HGE agent-infected
  P11160
  P15160
  P162,560
 Mock-infected
  P17640640
  • a No serologic responses to eitherB. burgdorferi whole-cell antigen or OspC recombinant antigen were detected in any mouse.

  • b Indicates that samples were interpreted as negative because they failed to react at the screening dilution of 1:160.