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Suggested role for G4 DNA in recombinational switching at the antigenic variation locus of the Lyme disease spirochete.

Walia R, Chaconas G.

PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e57792. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057792. Epub 2013 Feb 28.


Investigation of the genes involved in antigenic switching at the vlsE locus in Borrelia burgdorferi: an essential role for the RuvAB branch migrase.

Dresser AR, Hardy PO, Chaconas G.

PLoS Pathog. 2009 Dec;5(12):e1000680. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000680. Epub 2009 Dec 4.


Investigating the potential role of non-vls genes on linear plasmid 28-1 in virulence and persistence by Borrelia burgdorferi.

Magunda PR, Bankhead T.

BMC Microbiol. 2016 Aug 8;16(1):180. doi: 10.1186/s12866-016-0806-4.


Genetic variation at the vlsE locus of Borrelia burgdorferi within ticks and mice over the course of a single transmission cycle.

Ohnishi J, Schneider B, Messer WB, Piesman J, de Silva AM.

J Bacteriol. 2003 Aug;185(15):4432-41.


Detailed analysis of sequence changes occurring during vlsE antigenic variation in the mouse model of Borrelia burgdorferi infection.

Coutte L, Botkin DJ, Gao L, Norris SJ.

PLoS Pathog. 2009 Feb;5(2):e1000293. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000293. Epub 2009 Feb 13.


Kinetics and in vivo induction of genetic variation of vlsE in Borrelia burgdorferi.

Zhang JR, Norris SJ.

Infect Immun. 1998 Aug;66(8):3689-97. Erratum in: Infect Immun 1999 Jan;67(1):468.


Central role of the Holliday junction helicase RuvAB in vlsE recombination and infectivity of Borrelia burgdorferi.

Lin T, Gao L, Edmondson DG, Jacobs MB, Philipp MT, Norris SJ.

PLoS Pathog. 2009 Dec;5(12):e1000679. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000679. Epub 2009 Dec 4.


Analysis of Borrelia burgdorferi vlsE gene expression and recombination in the tick vector.

Indest KJ, Howell JK, Jacobs MB, Scholl-Meeker D, Norris SJ, Philipp MT.

Infect Immun. 2001 Nov;69(11):7083-90.


Antigenic variation in Lyme disease borreliae by promiscuous recombination of VMP-like sequence cassettes.

Zhang JR, Hardham JM, Barbour AG, Norris SJ.

Cell. 1997 Apr 18;89(2):275-85. Erratum in: Cell 1999 Feb 5;96(3):447.


Comparative genome analysis: selection pressure on the Borrelia vls cassettes is essential for infectivity.

Glöckner G, Schulte-Spechtel U, Schilhabel M, Felder M, Sühnel J, Wilske B, Platzer M.

BMC Genomics. 2006 Aug 16;7:211.


Increased expression of Borrelia burgdorferi vlsE in response to human endothelial cell membranes.

Hudson CR, Frye JG, Quinn FD, Gherardini FC.

Mol Microbiol. 2001 Jul;41(1):229-39.


Human antibody responses to VlsE antigenic variation protein of Borrelia burgdorferi.

Lawrenz MB, Hardham JM, Owens RT, Nowakowski J, Steere AC, Wormser GP, Norris SJ.

J Clin Microbiol. 1999 Dec;37(12):3997-4004.

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