Polymorphisms of major surface proteins of Borrelia burgdorferi.

  title={Polymorphisms of major surface proteins of Borrelia burgdorferi.},
  author={Alan G Barbour and Merry E. Schrumpf},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Bakteriologie, Mikrobiologie, und Hygiene. Series A, Medical microbiology, infectious diseases, virology, parasitology},
  volume={263 1-2},
Forty-five isolates of Borrelia burgdorferi, the etiologic agent of Lyme disease, were examined with monoclonal antibodies directed against the surface proteins, OspA and OspB. Eighteen of 21 strains of European origin could be distinguished from 24 North American strains on the basis of their reactivities with two antibodies, one specific for an OspA… CONTINUE READING