The Borrelia burgdorferi outer surface lipoprotein OspA is a current focus for vaccine development to prevent Lyme disease infection. A soluble, recombinant form of the protein lacking the aminoterminal lipid membrane anchor was cocrystallized with the Fab fragment of an agglutinating mouse monoclonal antibody. The crystals belong to space group P212121 with a = 90.0 Å, b = 91.9 Å, and c = 102.9 Å and they were found to diffract to a maximum resolution of 2.8 Å using synchrotron radiation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Structural Biology