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Updates on Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex with respect to public health.
Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) complex is a diverse group of worldwide distributed bacteria that includes 18 named spirochete species and a still not named group proposed as genomospecies 2.Expand
Delineation of a New Species of the Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato Complex, Borrelia americana sp. nov.
ABSTRACT Analysis of borrelia isolates collected from ticks, birds, and rodents from the southeastern United States revealed the presence of well-established populations of Borrelia burgdorferi sensuExpand
Prevalence of Borrelia miyamotoi in Ixodes Ticks in Europe and the United States
Infection rates of Ixodes ticks with Borrelia miyamotoi in Europe and the United States vary greatly based upon location.
Induction and suppression of tick cell antiviral RNAi responses by tick-borne flaviviruses
Arboviruses are transmitted by distantly related arthropod vectors such as mosquitoes (class Insecta) and ticks (class Arachnida). RNA interference (RNAi) is the major antiviral mechanism inExpand
Differential Expression of Ixodes ricinus Tick Genes Induced by Blood Feeding or Borrelia burgdorferi Infection
Abstract Ixodes ricinus L. is the principal European vector of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, the causative agent of Lyme borreliosis. Subtractive hybridization was used to isolate tick genes thatExpand
Knockdown of proteins involved in iron metabolism limits tick reproduction and development
Ticks are among the most important vectors of a wide range of human and animal diseases. During blood feeding, ticks are exposed to an enormous amount of free iron that must be appropriately used andExpand
New species of Ehrlichia isolated from Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus shows an ortholog of the E. canis major immunogenic glycoprotein gp36 with a new sequence of tandem repeats
BackgroundEhrlichia species are the etiological agents of emerging and life-threatening tick-borne human zoonoses that inflict serious and fatal infections in companion animals and livestock. The aimExpand
Evolution of Tertiary Structure of Viral RNA Dependent Polymerases
Viral RNA dependent polymerases (vRdPs) are present in all RNA viruses; unfortunately, their sequence similarity is too low for phylogenetic studies. Nevertheless, vRdP protein structures areExpand
Detection of Borrelia bissettii in Cardiac Valve Tissue of a Patient with Endocarditis and Aortic Valve Stenosis in the Czech Republic
ABSTRACT Molecular analysis of a clinical sample confirmed the presence of Borrelia bissettii DNA in cardiac valve tissue from a patient with endocarditis and aortic valve stenosis. This evidenceExpand
CD8+ T-cells mediate immunopathology in tick-borne encephalitis.
Epidemics of tick-borne encephalitis involving thousands of humans occur annually in the forested regions of Europe and Asia. Despite the importance of this disease, the underlying basis for theExpand