Journal of Immunology Research / 2012 / Article / Fig 5

Research Article

Contribution of the Infection-Associated Complement Regulator-Acquiring Surface Protein 4 (ErpC) to Complement Resistance of Borrelia burgdorferi

Figure 5

Serum susceptibility of transformed B. garinii G1. A growth inhibition assay was used to investigate susceptibility to human serum of B. burgdorferi strain LW2 and B. garinii strains G1 and G1/pCRASP-4. Spirochetes were incubated in either 50% NHS (open triangles) or 50% heat-inactivated NHS (filled triangles) over a cultivation period of 9 days at 33°C, respectively. Color changes were monitored by measurement of the absorbance at 562/630 nm. All experiments were performed three times during which each test was done at least in triplicate with very similar results. For clarity only data from a representative experiment are shown. Error bars represent ± SD.
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