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Research Article

Molecular Interactions that Enable Movement of the Lyme Disease Agent from the Tick Gut into the Hemolymph

  • Lili Zhang,

    Affiliation: Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Yue Zhang,

    Affiliations: Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Sarojini Adusumilli,

    Affiliation: Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Lei Liu,

    Affiliation: Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Sukanya Narasimhan,

    Affiliation: Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Jianfeng Dai,

    Affiliation: Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

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  • Yang O. Zhao,

    Affiliations: Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Erol Fikrig mail

    erol.fikrig@yale.edu

    Affiliations: Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: June 09, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002079

About the Authors

Lili Zhang, Yue Zhang, Sarojini Adusumilli, Lei Liu, Sukanya Narasimhan, Jianfeng Dai, Yang O. Zhao, Erol Fikrig
Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
Yue Zhang, Yang O. Zhao, Erol Fikrig
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: erol.fikrig@yale.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LZ EF. Performed the experiments: LZ SA LL JD YOZ. Analyzed the data: LZ YZ. Wrote the paper: LZ SA SN EF.