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Table 2 Antibody recognition of L. infantum and L. braziliensis antigens by WB in sera of cats from Venezuela and Catalonia (Spain)

From: Clinical and diagnostic aspects of feline cutaneous leishmaniosis in Venezuela

WB band (kDa) Leishmania braziliensis antigen Leishmania infantum antigen
Total no. of cats (n = 38) Endemic area Catalonia (n = 8) Endemic area Venezuela (= 30) Total no. of cats (= 38) Endemic area Catalonia (= 8) Endemic area Venezuela (= 30)
n % n % n % n % n % n %
70 11 12 2 10 9 13 5 9 1 4 4 11
68 2 2 2 10 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
65 7 8 2 10 5 7 3 5 1 4 3 8
58 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
56 2 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
52 5 5 0 0 5 7 1 2 1 4 0 0
50 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
48 2 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
46 6 7 1 5 5 7 3 5 1 4 2 6
44 2 2 2 10 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 3
42 2 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 3 3 1 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 4 4 1 5 3 4 7 12 3 13 4 11
30 6 7 1 5 5 7 5 9 3 13 2 6
28 7 8 1 5 6 8 6 10 1 4 5 14
24 3 3 1 5 2 3 5 9 2 9 3 8
22 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 3 3 0 0 3 4 3 5 2 9 1 3
18 6 7 1 5 5 7 5 9 2 9 3 8
16 8 9 2 10 4 6 11 19 4 17 7 19
14 5 5 2 10 3 4 3 5 2 9 1 3
Total no. of bands 91   20   71   58   23   36  
Mean no. of bands 3.9   0.8   3.0   2.5   1.5   1  
  1. Note: Statistical results: L. braziliensis bands: Venezuelan cats > Catalonian cats (Mann-Whitney U-test: Z = -4.03, P = 0.0001). Venezuelan cats: L. braziliensis > L. infantum (Wilcoxon signed-rank test: Z = -3.15, P = 0.02)