Antibody response to Haemophilus influenzae outer membrane protein D, P6, and OMP26 after nasopharyngeal colonization and acute otitis media in children.Vaccine. 2010 Oct 18; 28(44):7184-92.V
Development of natural antibodies to 3 nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) outer membrane proteins (D, P6 and OMP26) was prospectively studied in 130 children 6-30 months of age during NP colonization and acute otitis media (AOM). IgG antibody to protein D, P6 and OMP26 increased with age (p<0.001). Serum IgG responses to NP colonization were different for the 3 proteins: protein D responses occurred at a later age than P6, and OMP26 responses were minimal. For all 3 proteins serum antibody levels in the convalescent phase of AOM infection were not as high as after NP colonization. Antibodies to protein D and P6 but not OMP26 were bactericidal.