Antigenic Variation in the Lyme Spirochete: Insights into Recombinational Switching with a Suggested Role for Error-Prone Repair.

TitleAntigenic Variation in the Lyme Spirochete: Insights into Recombinational Switching with a Suggested Role for Error-Prone Repair.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsVerhey TB, Castellanos M, Chaconas G
JournalCell Rep.
Volume23
Start Page2595
Issue9
Date Published05/2018
Keywordsantigenic, bacteria, borrelia, lyme, spirochete, variation
Abstract

The Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, uses antigenic variation as a strategy to evade the host's acquired immune response. 

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29847791