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1 Possible Causes for 41kD, Ab:ACnc:Pt:CSF:Ord:IB, Borrelia, burgdorferi

  • Lyme Arthritis

    Direct immunofluorescence staining showed reactivity with anti-B. burgdorferi serum. Spirochetes were not seen in subcultured material.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Abstract Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme disease, selectively expresses genes in the arthropod vector and mammalian host.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Whereas the 41kd protein is not unique to B. burgdorferi, the 23kd protein appears to be unique.[lymeneteurope.org] RESULTS: In patients with Lyme arthritis, B. burgdorferi but not IFN-γ induced PBMC to secrete CCL4 and CCL2, and B. burgdorferi and IFN-γ each stimulated the production of[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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