Localization of outer surface proteins A and B in both the outer membrane and intracellular compartments of Borrelia burgdorferi

J. S. Brusca, A. W. McDowall, M. V. Norgard, J. D. Radolf

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Borrelia burgdorferi B31 with and without outer membranes contained nearly identical amounts of outer surface proteins A and B. The majority of each immunogen also was localized intracellularly by immunocryoultramicrotomy. These results are inconsistent with the widely held belief that outer surface proteins A and B are exclusively outer membrane proteins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8004-8008
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1991


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  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Immunology

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