Skip to main content

Table 1 Invasive potential of B. burgdorferi sensu stricto strains with different ospC types

From: Invasive potential of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto ospC type L strains increases the possible disease risk to humans in the regions of their distribution

Mice Borrelia Ear punch biopsy (week) qPCR results (#)
Qty Strain Origin Species Strain Source ospC 1 2 3 4 5 6* Ear Bladder Joint Heart
2 C3H/HeN Europe Bb s.s. SLV-2 human type B - - + + + 2 ∕ 2 12.0 ± 3.0 9.5 ± 2.5 15.0 ± 9.0 3.0 ± 1.0
5 C3H/HeN U.S.A. Bb s.s. SCCH-30 P.gossypinus type L - - + + + 4 ∕ 5 7.0 ± 2.4 7.0 ± 1.2 33.0 ± 18.5 5.0 ± 1.0
2 C3H/HeN Europe Bb s.s. NE5264 I. ricinus (n) type B - - + + + 2 ∕ 2 18.5 ± 5.3 18.7 ± 9.5 14.6 ± 1.8 2.9 ± 0.4
5 C3H/HeN Europe Bb s.s. NE5222 I. ricinus (n) type L - - + + + 3 ∕ 5 14.6 ± 2.7 20.7 ± 6.2 14.0 ± 3.4 2.5 ± 0.3
2 C3H/HeN U.S.A. Bb s.s. SCW-53 I. affinis (f) type B - - + + + 2 ∕ 2 6.5 ± 0.5 12.0 ± 1.0 174.5 ± 70.5 3.0 ± 2.0
2 C3H/HeN Europe Bb s.s. NE5248 I. ricinus (n) type V - + + + + 1 ∕ 2 8 20 6 4
  1. Qty- quantity: # of mice/experiment; (n) - nymph; (f) - female; 6*- total number of infected mice at 6 weeks time point; qPCR results are expressed as means ± SEM, (#) - number of spirochetes/105 murine genomes.