Borrelia burgdorferi RevA antigen binds host fibronectin.

@article{Brissette2009BorreliaBR,
  title={Borrelia burgdorferi RevA antigen binds host fibronectin.},
  author={Catherine A Brissette and Tomasz Bykowski and Anne E. Cooley and Amy A Bowman and Brian Stevenson},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={2009},
  volume={77 7},
  pages={2802-12}
}
Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease-causing spirochete, can persistently infect its vertebrate hosts for years. B. burgdorferi is often found associated with host connective tissue, where it interacts with components of the extracellular matrix, including fibronectin. Some years ago, a borrelial surface protein, named BBK32, was identified as a fibronectin-binding protein. However, B. burgdorferi BBK32 mutants are still able to bind fibronectin, indicating that the spirochete possesses… CONTINUE READING
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