Cross-reactivity of antibody responses to Borrelia afzelii OspC

Lars Råberg, Mehrnaz Nouri, Neus Latorre Margalef & Agnieszka Czopek
The tick-transmitted bacterium Borrelia afzelii consists of a number of antigenically different strains ¾ often defined by outer surface protein C (OspC) genotype ¾ that coexist at stable frequencies in host populations. To investigate how host antibody responses affect strain coexistence, we measured antibody cross-reactivity to three different OspC types (OspC 2, 3 and 9) in three different strains of laboratory mice (BALB/c, C3H and C57BL/6). The extent of cross-reactivity differed between mouse strains, being...
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