Host-adapted Borrelia burgdorferi in mice expresses OspA during inflammation.

Abstract

Antibody responses to outer surface protein A (OspA) of Borrelia burgdorferi may occur during periods of arthritis late in the clinical course of untreated Lyme disease. These antibody responses are paradoxical, given the conclusive evidence demonstrating that B. burgdorferi transmitted to the mammalian host expresses little or no OspA. The parallel… (More)

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@article{Crowley2003HostadaptedBB, title={Host-adapted Borrelia burgdorferi in mice expresses OspA during inflammation.}, author={Helena Crowley and Brigitte Huber}, journal={Infection and immunity}, year={2003}, volume={71 7}, pages={4003-10} }