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Table 2 Ab ratios allowing for a separation of each disease state from the two others (Mann–Whitney analysis)

From: Relationship between humoral response against hepatitis C virus and disease overcome

Ab ratio1 Chronic hepatitis Cirrhosis HCC
Versus cirrhosis Versus HCC Versus chronicity Versus HCC Versus chronicity Versus cirrhosis
Epitope C5/C18 C11/NS3-3 C10/NS3-3
p.value 0.030 0.011 0.045 0.043 0.018 0.047
Epitope C5/E1-8 E2-3/NS4-1 C11/NS3-3
p.value 0.041 0.017 0.017 0.013 0.007 0.043
Epitope C5/NS3-3   C13/NS4-1
p.value 0.030 0.009    0.026 0.000
Epitope C5/NS3-6   C15/NS4-1
p.value 0.009 0.013    0.029 0.047
Epitope C6/C18   E1-3/NS4-1
p.value 0.030 0.033    0.009 0.001
Epitope C6/NS3-3   E2-4/NS4-1
p.value 0.041 0.037    0.016 0.007
Epitope C7/C18   E2-5/NS4-1
p.value 0.019 0.046    0.029 0.002
Epitope C11/C18   E2-11/NS4-1
p.value 0.021 0.033    0.016 0.015
Epitope C11/E1-8   E2-12/NS4-1
p.value 0.021 0.041    0.003 0.022
Epitope C11/NS3-3   NS2-2/NS4-1
p.value 0.045 0.007    0.033 0.031
Epitope E1-4/NS3-3   NS3-3/NS4-1
p.value 0.019 0.041    0.020 0.007
Epitope E2-12/NS4-7   NS4-1/NS4-3
p.value 0.037 0.020    0.012 0.010
Epitope NS4-2/NS4-7   NS4-1/NS5-4
p.value 0.049 0.033    0.008 0.022
Epitope NS4-3/NS5-1   NS4-1/NS5-7
p.value 0.027 0.041    0.041 0.034
Epitope NS4-7/NS5-4   
p.value 0.045 0.009     
  1. 1SPR ratio values are given in Additional file 3.