Study Furthers Understanding of Lyme Disease Pathogenesis

Lyme Disease PathogenesisA study published in PLOS Pathogens by Marisela M. Davis, et al. furthers understanding of the Bburgdorferi cell envelope and pathogenesis. The researchers found that peptidoglycan-associated protein (NapA) plays an important role in the envelope integrity and pathogenesis of the Lyme disease spirochete. The results highlight the plasticity of bacterial proteins and uncover some of the ways they may change how they perform a task despite no change in their basic biological function. Read the study in PLOS Pathogens. Read more Lyme disease studies on LDA’s website.