Technical Data
Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme Disease)
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.

Suitable for use in Immunofluorescence, Immunohistochemistry and Western Blot. Other applications not tested.

Recommended Dilutions:
Immunohistochemistry: Frozen and paraffin sections
Western Blot: Bands at ~83kD, ~41kD, ~34kD and ~31kD. Additional lower MW bands may also be observed
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for 12 months after receipt. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.
1ml-20CBlue IceRabbit
Whole cell preparation from B. burgdorferi.
Supplied as a liquid in PBS, pH 7.2, 0.09% sodium azide.
Recognizes B. burgdorferi. Species Crossreactivity: Treponema pallidum, B. hermsi and B. parkerii.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.
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