Fibronectin binding protein BBK32 of the Lyme disease spirochete promotes bacterial attachment to glycosaminoglycans.

@article{Fischer2006FibronectinBP,
  title={Fibronectin binding protein BBK32 of the Lyme disease spirochete promotes bacterial attachment to glycosaminoglycans.},
  author={Joshua Richard Fischer and Kimberly T. LeBlanc and John M Leong},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={2006},
  volume={74 1},
  pages={
          435-41
        }
}
Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme disease, causes a multisystemic illness that can affect the skin, heart, joints, and nervous system and is capable of attachment to diverse cell types. Among the host components recognized by this spirochete are fibronectin and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). Three surface-localized GAG-binding bacterial ligands, Bgp, DbpA, and DbpB, have been previously identified, but recent studies suggested that at least one additional GAG-binding ligand is expressed on… CONTINUE READING

Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 70 CITATIONS

FILTER CITATIONS BY YEAR

2006
2019

CITATION STATISTICS

  • 10 Highly Influenced Citations

  • Averaged 3 Citations per year over the last 3 years

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 54 REFERENCES

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…