Early OspA immune complex formation in animal models of Lyme disease.

Infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, the cause of Lyme disease, has been accompanied by a puzzling delayed antibody (Ab) response to B. burgdorferi antigens (Ags) including the abundant organism-specific outer surface proteins, such as the 31-kD OspA. In humans the response to nonspecific B. burgdorferi Ags has required 3-6 weeks. The response to OspA has… CONTINUE READING