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Improvement of Lyme borreliosis serodiagnosis by a newly developed recombinant immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM line immunoblot assay and addition of VlsE and DbpA homologues.
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PMID:  16081885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We developed and evaluated a recombinant Borrelia line immunoblot assay based on 18 homologues of seven different antigens, i.e., p100, p58, p41i, BmpA, VlsE, OspC, and DbpA. Each recombinant antigen can be detected separately and is distinct even from homologues with identical molecular weights. This blot was compared to the recently described recombinant Borrelia Western immunoblot assay (U. Schulte-Spechtel, G. Lehnert, G. Liegl, V. Fingerle, C. Heimerl, B. J. Johnson, and B. Wilske, J. Clin. Microbiol. 41:1299-1303, 2003). To verify sensitivity and specificity, both blots were evaluated for reactivity with Borrelia-specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM antibodies with 85 sera from patients with different manifestations of Lyme borreliosis and 110 controls. According to European interpretation criteria for Borrelia Western blots, which define a serum as positive when it recognizes at least two bands, sensitivity increased significantly from 70.6% (Western blot) to 84.7% (line blot) for IgG (P = 0.042) and from 40.0% (Western blot) to 73.8% (line blot) for IgM (P < 0.005). The increased sensitivity for IgG detection is due to the new line blot technique, whereas the improvement in detection of IgM is mainly achieved through incorporation of the additional antigens. Notably, the recombinant VlsE of Borrelia garinii strain PBi displayed the highest sensitivity of all antigens tested for IgG detection and is also one of the most useful antigens for IgM. Due to its excellent sensitivity and specificity combined with ease of evaluation, this line immunoblot assay offers a useful improvement in serodiagnosis of Lyme borreliosis.
Gereon Goettner; Ulrike Schulte-Spechtel; Ruth Hillermann; Gabi Liegl; Bettina Wilske; Volker Fingerle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0095-1137     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-05     Completed Date:  2005-09-15     Revised Date:  2013-06-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3602-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Max von Pettenkofer-Institut für Hygiene und Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Pettenkoferstr. 9a, D-80336 Munich, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Adhesins, Bacterial / immunology*
Antibodies, Bacterial / blood*
Antigens, Bacterial / immunology*
Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins / immunology*
Bacterial Proteins / immunology*
Borrelia burgdorferi / immunology*
Immunoglobulin G / blood*
Immunoglobulin M / blood*
Lipoproteins / immunology*
Lyme Disease / diagnosis*
Recombinant Proteins / immunology
Sensitivity and Specificity
Serologic Tests / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adhesins, Bacterial; 0/Antibodies, Bacterial; 0/Antigens, Bacterial; 0/Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins; 0/Bacterial Proteins; 0/DdpB protein, Borrelia burgdorferi; 0/Immunoglobulin G; 0/Immunoglobulin M; 0/Lipoproteins; 0/Recombinant Proteins; 0/VlsE protein, Borrelia burgdorferi

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