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dc.contributor.authorBista, Sandhya
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Preeti
dc.contributor.authorBernard, Quentin
dc.contributor.authorYang, Xiuli
dc.contributor.authorHart, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorLin, Yi Pin
dc.contributor.authorKitsou, Chrysoula
dc.contributor.authorSingh Rana, Vipin
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Fuming
dc.contributor.authorLinhardt, Robert J.
dc.contributor.authorZhnag, Kai
dc.contributor.authorAkins, Darrin R.
dc.contributor.authorHritzo, Lucy
dc.contributor.authorKim, Yuri
dc.contributor.authorGrab, Dennis J.
dc.contributor.authorDumler, J. Stephen
dc.contributor.authorPal, Utpal
dc.identifier.citationA novel laminin-binding protein mediates microbial-endothelial cell interactions and facilitates dissemination of Lyme disease pathogens, S. Bista, P. Singh, Q. Bernard, X. Yang, T. Hart, Y.-P. Lin, C. Kitsou, V. S. Rana, F. Zhang, R. J. Linhardt, K. Zhang, D. R. Akins, L. Hritzo, Y. Kim, D. J. Grab, J. S. Dumler, U. Pal, Journal of Infectious Diseases, 221, 1438–1447, 2020.
dc.descriptionJournal of Infectious Diseases, 221, 1438–1447
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dc.description.abstractBorrelia burgdorferi conserved gene products BB0406 and BB0405, members of a common B. burgdorferi paralogous gene family, share 59% similarity. Although both gene products can function as potential porins, only BB0405 is essential for infection. Here we show that, despite sequence homology and coexpression from the same operon, both proteins differ in their membrane localization attributes, antibody accessibility, and immunogenicity in mice. BB0406 is required for spirochete survival in mammalian hosts, particularly for the disseminated infection in distant organs. We identified that BB0406 interacts with laminin, one of the major constituents of the vascular basement membrane, and facilitates spirochete transmigration across host endothelial cell barriers. A better understanding of how B. burgdorferi transmigrates through dermal and tissue vascular barriers and establishes disseminated infections will contribute to the development of novel therapeutics to combat early infection.
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation
dc.relation.ispartofThe Linhardt Research Labs Online Collection
dc.relation.ispartofRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Infectious Diseases
dc.subjectChemistry and chemical biology
dc.subjectChemical and biological engineering
dc.subjectBiomedical engineering
dc.titleA novel laminin-binding protein mediates microbial-endothelial cell interactions and facilitates dissemination of Lyme disease pathogens
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dc.relation.departmentThe Linhardt Research Labs.
dc.relation.departmentThe Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS)

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