Resources Contact Us Home
VMP-like sequences of pathogenic Borrelia species and strains

Image Number 10 for United States Patent #7847084.

The present invention relates to DNA sequences encoding Vmp-like polypeptides of pathogenic Borrelia, the use of the DNA sequences in recombinant vectors to express polypeptides, the encoded amino acid sequences, application of the DNA and amino acid sequences to the production of polypeptides as antigens for immunoprophylaxis, immunotherapy, and immunodiagnosis. Also disclosed are the use of the nucleic acid sequences as probes or primers for the detection of organisms causing Lyme disease, relapsing fever, or related disorders, and kits designed to facilitate methods of using the described polypeptides, DNA segments and antibodies.

  Recently Added Patents
Light fitting
Bus controller for handling split transactions
Probiotic enriched and low organic acid food products
Real-time virtual endoscopy
Timing controller capable of removing surge signal and display apparatus including the same
Field device configuration system
Selenium/group 3A ink and methods of making and using same
  Randomly Featured Patents
Methods of forming a pattern in a material and methods of forming openings in a material to be patterned
Signal processing for discrete-sample-type-color-video signal
End-to-end design of electro-optic imaging systems
Separable ball and socket assembly for electronic device mounts
Material feeding apparatus
Semiconductor device and method of shielding semiconductor die from inter-device interference
Tomography system having detectors optimized for parallel beam image reconstruction
Shoe upper
Precision center with an interchangeable double-arcuate floating collet
Method and reagent gas for the analysis of nitrogen-containing components using atomic emission spectrometry