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Tick bite that resulted in Lyme disease. Credit: CDC

Making the Blood Toxic to Borrelia

Antibody prevents Lyme Disease by killing bacteria in ticks and blocking infection by tick bite

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Figure 1. Crystal structure of the bacterial protein OspA in complex with part of an antibody. OspA is blue; the antibody proteins are yellow and red. From PDB: 1OSP.

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