Borrelia is a part of the genus of bacteria of the spirochete phylum. Borrelia causes borreliosis, which is a zoonotic, vector-borne disease transmitted mainly by ticks and some by lice, depending on the species. Of the 36 known species of Borrelia, 12 are distinguished to cause Lyme disease or borreliosis and are transmitted by ticks. The main Borrelia species causing Lyme disease are Borrelia burgdorferi, Borrelia afzelii, and Borrelia garinii. Borreliella garinii DbpA demonstrates the typical lipid anchor and decorin/glycoaminoglycon binding properties of a DbpA protein.
Recombinant Borrelia Garinii Decorin Binding Protein A produced in E.coli is a non-glycosylated, polypeptide chain having a calculated molecular mass of 19kDa.
Borrelia Garinii DbpA is expressed with a -10x His tag at N-terminus and purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.
Borrelia Garinii DbpA is supplied in 20mM HEPES buffer pH-7.6, 250mM NaCl and 20% glycerol.
Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.
1. Binds IgG- and IgM-type human antibodies.
2. Immunodot test with Lyme disease positive/negative plasma.