Surface protein variation by expression site switching in the relapsing fever agent Borrelia hermsii.

@article{Barbour2000SurfacePV,
  title={Surface protein variation by expression site switching in the relapsing fever agent Borrelia hermsii.},
  author={Alan G Barbour and Christopher James Carter and Charles D. Sohaskey},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={2000},
  volume={68 12},
  pages={7114-21}
}
Borrelia hermsii, an agent of relapsing fever, undergoes antigenic variation of serotype-specifying membrane proteins during mammalian infections. When B. hermsii is cultivated in broth medium, one serotype, 33, eventually predominates in the population. Serotype 33 has also been found to be dominant in ticks but not in mammalian hosts. We investigated the biology and genetics of two independently derived clonal populations of serotype 33 of B. hermsii. Both isolates infected immunodeficient… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
23 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 23 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…