The purpose of our experiment is to examine the level of anti-Haemophilus influenza polysaccharide antibody titer in the Korean population. Using ELISA, the level of Hib-PS antibodies in 384 infants and children who were all free from Hib invasive diseases, was tested. And the blood of 50 mothers within 24 hours of delivery and cord blood from their respective full-term neonates was also tested. The transport of Hib-PS IgG and IgG subclasses in paired sera from mothers and neonates was also measured. The titer of Hib-PS IgG varies with age. At birth the mean optical density of cord blood was 1.028; however, it declined to 0.609 up to 6 months and further decline was noted up to 2 years to 0.488. Then the mean O.D. remained around 0.5 from 3 to 14 years of age. The mean O.D. of Hib-PS IgG in the mothers blood was 0.856. The ratio of mean O.D. of anti-Hib PS IgG antibody in the cord blood to that in the maternal blood was 1.20. The mean optical densities of IgG subclasses were: 1.18 for anti-Hib PS IgG1, 1.07 for anti-Hib PS IgG2, 1.01 for anti-Hib PS IgG3, and 1.09 for anti-Hib PS IgG4. The sera from Korean children of almost all age groups reacted to Hib-PS antigen on ELISA. Also the active transport of anti-Hib PS IgG antibody through placenta was observed. Among four IgG subclasses, only IgG1 transport had significant experimental meaning.
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