Natural antibodies in man to Streptococcus mutans: specificity and quantification.

@article{Challacombe1984NaturalAI,
  title={Natural antibodies in man to Streptococcus mutans: specificity and quantification.},
  author={Stephen J Challacombe and L A Bergmeier and C{\'e}cil Czerkinsky and A S Rees},
  journal={Immunology},
  year={1984},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={143-50}
}
Antibodies to whole cells of Streptococcus mutans were examined in 108 subjects by a solid-phase radioimmunoassay and quantified by reference to isotype-specific affinity-purified antibodies. Serum antibodies of each isotype were present in all subjects examined. The mean concentration of serum antibodies to S. mutans was calculated as about 84 micrograms/ml of IgG (range 33-140 micrograms/ml), 26 micrograms/ml of IgA (range 12-43 micrograms/ml) and 9 micrograms/ml of IgM (range 4-15 micrograms… CONTINUE READING