The PA1-73004 antibody reacts with Borrelia burgdorferi. This antibody cross-reacts with Treponema pallidum, B. hermsii and B. parkerii.
PA1-73004 has been successfully used in Western blot, Immunohistochemistry (paraffin), and immunofluorescence applications. By Western blot, this antibody detects bands at 83, 41, 34 and 31 kDa, plus additional low MW bands. For immunofluorescence, specimens should be acetone-fixed for best results.
The PA1-73004 antibody was raised against B. burgdorferi whole cell preparation.
Short term, less than 6 months, storage is liquid at 4°C. For longer term storage, aliquot and freeze.
Borrelia burgdorferi is a spirochete and the cause of Lyme disease, a tick transmitted illness of humans and animals. B. burgdorferi may persist in humans and animals for months or years following initial infection, despite a robust humoral immune response. B. burgdorferi resembles other spirochetes in that it is a highly specialized, motile, two-membrane, spiral shaped bacteria which lives primarily as an extracellular pathogen. B. burgdorferi has an unusual genome compared with other eubacteria which includes a linear chromosome approximately one megabase in size and numerous linear and circular plasmids.
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Protein Aliases: B. burgdorferi; Borrelia; Lyme disease