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Table 3 Antibody recognition of L. braziliensis and L. infantum antigens by WB in seropositive and sick 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 = 10) Endemic area Catalonia (= 5) Endemic area Venezuela (= 5) Total no. of cats (= 10) Endemic area Catalonia (= 5) Endemic area Venezuela
(= 5)
n % n % n % n % n % n %
70 5 9 2 10 3 8 3 8 1 0 2 13
68 3 5 2 10 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
65 4 7 2 10 2 6 3 8 1 0 2 13
58 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
56 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
52 1 2 0 0 1 3 1 3 1 0 0 0
50 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
48 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
46 3 5 1 5 2 6 3 8 1 0 2 13
44 2 4 2 10 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 7
42 2 4 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 1 2 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 3 5 1 5 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 3 5 1 5 2 6 3 8 3 1 0 0
30 3 5 1 5 2 6 4 11 3 1 1 7
28 4 7 1 5 3 8 4 11 1 0 3 20
24 3 5 1 5 2 6 3 8 2 0 1 7
22 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 1 2 0 0 1 3 3 8 2 0 1 7
18 4 7 1 5 3 8 3 8 2 0 1 7
16 4 7 2 10 2 6 5 13 4 1 1 7
14 4 7 2 10 2 6 2 5 2 0 0 0
Total no. of bands 56   20   36   38   23   15  
Mean no. of bands 2   1   2   2   1   1 2
  1. Note: Statistical results: L. braziliensis-specific bands: Venezuelan sick cats > Catalonian sick cats (Mann-Whitney U-test: Z = -2.55, P = 0.011). Venezuelan sick cats: L. braziliensis > L. infantum (Wilcoxon signed-rank test: Z = -3.58, P =0.0001)