Vaccine against Lyme disease that contains lipoprotein OspA, an outer surface protein of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto ZS7, as expressed by Escherichia coli. Lipoprotein OspA is a single polypeptide chain of 257 amino acids with lipids covalently bonded to the N terminus. It is conjugated with alum (aluminum hydroxide) as an adjuvant.
OspA lipoprotein is a single polypeptide chain of 270 amino acids. It is a vaccination used to prevent Lyme Disease.
Mechanism of action
OspA lipoprotein, an outer surface protein of the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto ZS7, is used to stimulate the production of specific antibodies against B. burgdorferi. It is used as a vaccination against Lyme Disease, a disease carried by ticks.
Cooperates with LY96 to mediate the innate immune response to bacterial lipoproteins and other microbial cell wall components. Cooperates with TLR1 or TLR6 to mediate the innate immune response to bacterial lipoproteins or lipopeptides (PubMed:17889651). Acts via MYD88 and TRAF6, leading to NF-kappa-B activation, cytokine secretion and the inflammatory response. May also promote apoptosis in re...