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Table 1 Association between cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and antibodies to Smith (Sm) and to ribonucleoprotein (RNP)

From: Lack of autoantibody production associated with cytomegalovirus infection

Subjects Sm antigen RNP antigen
CMV negative 0/40(0.067 ± 0.143) 0/40 (0.116 ± 0.091)
CMV positive 0/40 (0.067 ± 0.095) 0/40 (0.128 ± 0.097)
CMV vaccinees   
   Preimmunization 0/8 (0.055 ± 0.051) 0/8 (0.114 ± 0.036)
   4 months postimmunization 0/8 (0.056 ± 0.032) 0/8 (0.117 ± 0.041)
   12 months postimmunization 0/8 (0.050 ± 0.028) 0/8 (0.111 ± 0.048)
  1. Data presented as number positive/total* (mean optical density ± two standard deviations). * The negative/positive cutoff value used was established by standard sera provided by the manufacturer (see text).