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Comparison of methods for economic and efficient tick and Borrelia DNA purification.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2019 08 8;10(5):1041-1045. Epub 2019 May 8.

Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, German National Reference Centre for Borrelia, Veterinärstr. 2, 85764 Oberschleißheim, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2019.05.002DOI Listing
August 2019

First investigations on serum resistance and sensitivity of Borrelia turcica.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2019 08 20;10(5):1157-1161. Epub 2019 Jun 20.

German National Reference Centre for Borrelia, Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Veterinärstr. 2, Oberschleissheim, 85764, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2019.06.013DOI Listing
August 2019

The genus Borrelia reloaded.

PLoS One 2018 26;13(12):e0208432. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority and National Reference Center for Borrelia, Oberschleissheim, Germany.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0208432PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6306154PMC
May 2019

Core genome phylogenetic analysis of the avian associated Borrelia turdi indicates a close relationship to Borrelia garinii.

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2019 02 10;131:93-98. Epub 2018 Nov 10.

National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Infectious Department, Lisbon, Portugal; MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Department of Life Sciences, Largo Marquês de Pombal, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S10557903183025
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2018.10.044DOI Listing
February 2019

Public health and patient safety concerns merit retention of Lyme borreliosis-associated spirochetes within the genus Borrelia, and rejection of the genus novum Borreliella.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2019 01 20;10(1):1-4. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

German National Reference Centre for Borrelia, Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Oberschleissheim, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2018.08.010DOI Listing
January 2019

Genome-wide analysis of Borrelia turcica and 'Candidatus Borrelia tachyglossi' shows relapsing fever-like genomes with unique genomic links to Lyme disease Borrelia.

Infect Genet Evol 2018 12 18;66:72-81. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

The Vector and Water-Borne Pathogen Research Group, The School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth 6150, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2018.09.013DOI Listing
December 2018

Efficacy and Safety of Antibiotic Therapy in Early Cutaneous Lyme Borreliosis: A Network Meta-analysis.

JAMA Dermatol 2018 11;154(11):1292-1303

Institute for Evidence in Medicine (for Cochrane Germany Foundation), Medical Center, University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.3186DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6248135PMC
November 2018

Lyme Neuroborreliosis.

Dtsch Arztebl Int 2018 Nov;115(45):751-756

Department of Neurology and Neurophysiology, Medical Center-University of Freiburg; Neurologische Praxis, München; National Reference Centre for Borrelia, Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Oberschleissheim; Institute for Laboratory Medicine, Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene, Krankenhaus Nordwest, Frankfurt/Main; Klinikum Bremen Mitte, Prof.-Hess-Kinderklinik and Clinic for Pediatric Intensive Care, Bremen; Evidence in Medicine / Cochrane Germany, Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg; *All of the editors, authors, and processors of the German S3 guideline on Lyme neuroborreliosis are listed in the eBox.

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https://www.aerzteblatt.de/10.3238/arztebl.2018.0751
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3238/arztebl.2018.0751DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6323132PMC
November 2018

Species Identification and Phylogenetic Analysis of Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Lato Using Molecular Biological Methods.

Methods Mol Biol 2018 ;1690:13-33

Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, National Reference Center for Borrelia, Veterinärstr. 2, 85764, Oberschleissheim, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7383-5_2DOI Listing
June 2018

Laboratory diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis: Current state of the art and future perspectives.

Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci 2018 06 2;55(4):219-245. Epub 2018 Apr 2.

a Institute for Laboratory Medicine, Microbiology & Infection Control , Northwest Medical Centre, Medical Faculty, Goethe University , Frankfurt/Main , Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10408363.2018.1450353DOI Listing
June 2018

Neuroborreliosis and acute encephalopathy: The use of CXCL13 as a biomarker in CNS manifestations of Lyme borreliosis.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2018 02 11;9(2):415-417. Epub 2017 Dec 11.

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Jena University Hospital, Germany; Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Phillips University Marburg & Marburg University Hospital - UKGM, Marburg, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2017.12.008DOI Listing
February 2018

Association of Borrelia and Rickettsia spp. and bacterial loads in Ixodes ricinus ticks.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2018 01 27;9(1):18-24. Epub 2017 Oct 27.

Institute for Parasitology, Centre for Infection Medicine, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Buenteweg 17, 30559 Hannover, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2017.10.014DOI Listing
January 2018

Sequence data management for scientific purposes.

Infect Genet Evol 2017 10 6;54:508. Epub 2017 Jul 6.

Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2017.06.030DOI Listing
October 2017

Prevalence of Borrelia miyamotoi and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in questing ticks from a recreational coniferous forest of East Saxony, Germany.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2017 10 18;8(6):922-927. Epub 2017 Aug 18.

Department of Parasitology and Zoology, University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest,2 Istvan street H-1078 Budapest, Hungary. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2017.08.002DOI Listing
October 2017

Borrelia lanei sp. nov. extends the diversity of Borrelia species in California.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017 Oct 8;67(10):3872-3876. Epub 2017 Sep 8.

1​German National Reference Centre for Borrelia at the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Veterinärstr. 2, Oberschleissheim, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.002214DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5737112PMC
October 2017

First insights in the variability of Borrelia recurrentis genomes.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2017 Sep 13;11(9):e0005865. Epub 2017 Sep 13.

German National Reference Centre for Borrelia, Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority (LGL), Oberschleißheim, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005865DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5612729PMC
September 2017

Lyme borreliae prevalence and genospecies distribution in ticks removed from humans.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2017 08 13;8(5):709-714. Epub 2017 May 13.

Institute for Parasitology, Centre for Infection Medicine, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Buenteweg 17, 30559 Hanover, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2017.05.003DOI Listing
August 2017

Published data do not support the notion that Borrelia valaisiana is human pathogenic.

Infection 2017 Aug 1;45(4):567-569. Epub 2017 Jun 1.

German National Reference Centre for Borrelia, Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Veterinärstr. 2, 85764, Oberschleissheim, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s15010-017-1032-1DOI Listing
August 2017

Completed Genome Sequences of B31(NRZ) and Closely Related Patient Isolates from Europe.

Genome Announc 2017 Jul 13;5(28). Epub 2017 Jul 13.

German National Reference Centre for Borrelia (NRZ), Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority (LGL), Oberschleissheim, Germany.

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http://genomea.asm.org/lookup/doi/10.1128/genomeA.00637-17
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00637-17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5511922PMC
July 2017

Comparison of the lifetime host-to-tick transmission between two strains of the Lyme disease pathogen Borrelia afzelii.

Parasit Vectors 2016 12 16;9(1):645. Epub 2016 Dec 16.

Laboratory of Ecology and Evolution of Parasites, Institute of Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-016-1929-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5162089PMC
December 2016

[61-year old woman with unclear neurologic result].

Dtsch Med Wochenschr 2016 Nov 17;141(23):1675. Epub 2016 Nov 17.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0042-116812DOI Listing
November 2016

Recurrent evolution of host and vector association in bacteria of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species complex.

BMC Genomics 2016 09 15;17(1):734. Epub 2016 Sep 15.

National Reference Centre for Borrelia at the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Veterinärstr. 2, 85764, Oberschleissheim, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12864-016-3016-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5025617PMC
September 2016

Molecular identification of Borrelia genus in questing hard ticks from Portugal: Phylogenetic characterization of two novel Relapsing Fever-like Borrelia sp.

Infect Genet Evol 2016 06 11;40:266-274. Epub 2016 Mar 11.

Unidade de Microbiologia Médica, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Lisboa, Portugal; Global Health and Tropical Medicine (GHTM), IHMT, UNL, Lisboa, Portugal.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2016.03.008DOI Listing
June 2016

Erratum to: Revisited: Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato infections in hard ticks (Ixodes ricinus) in the city of Hanover (Germany).

Parasit Vectors 2016 Apr 29;9:249. Epub 2016 Apr 29.

Institute for Parasitology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hanover, Buenteweg 17, Hannover, 30559, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13071-016-1516-3DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4851778PMC
April 2016

sp. nov. and sp. nov. prevail in diverse enzootic transmission cycles.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016 Mar 22;66(3):1447-1452. Epub 2016 Jan 22.

1​ German National Reference Centre for Borrelia at the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Veterinärstr. 2, Oberschleissheim, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.000897DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5801759PMC
March 2016

"Candidatus Borrelia kalaharica" Detected from a Febrile Traveller Returning to Germany from Vacation in Southern Africa.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 Mar 31;10(3):e0004559. Epub 2016 Mar 31.

Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Medical Center of the LMU, Munich, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004559DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4816561PMC
March 2016

BGA66 and BGA71 facilitate complement resistance of Borrelia bavariensis by inhibiting assembly of the membrane attack complex.

Mol Microbiol 2016 Jan 27;99(2):407-24. Epub 2015 Oct 27.

Institute of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, University Hospital of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mmi.13239DOI Listing
January 2016

Assessing the risk of human granulocytic anaplasmosis and lyme borreliosis after a tick bite in Bavaria, Germany.

Int J Med Microbiol 2015 Oct 21;305(7):736-41. Epub 2015 Aug 21.

National Reference Centre for Borrelia, Consultant Laboratory for Ehrlichia (until 2013), Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Veterinärstr. 2, 85764 Oberschleißheim, Germany. Electronic address:

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S14384221150008
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmm.2015.08.026DOI Listing
October 2015

Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto and Borrelia afzelii: Population structure and differential pathogenicity.

Int J Med Microbiol 2015 Oct 21;305(7):673-81. Epub 2015 Aug 21.

Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Branch Oberschleißheim, Veterinärstr. 2, 85764 Oberschleißheim, Germany; National Reference Centre for Borrelia, Veterinärstr. 2, 85764 Oberschleißheim, Germany.

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S14384221150008
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmm.2015.08.017DOI Listing
October 2015

PubMLST.org--The new home for the Borrelia MLSA database.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2015 Sep 17;6(6):869-71. Epub 2015 Jun 17.

Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2015.06.007DOI Listing
September 2015

Borrelia persica: In vitro cultivation and characterization via conventional PCR and multilocus sequence analysis of two strains isolated from a cat and ticks from Israel.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2015 Sep 3;6(6):751-7. Epub 2015 Jul 3.

Bacteriology and Mycology, Institute for Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Veterinärstraße 13, 80539 München, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2015.06.012DOI Listing
September 2015

Lyme neuroborreliosis-epidemiology, diagnosis and management.

Nat Rev Neurol 2015 Aug 28;11(8):446-56. Epub 2015 Jul 28.

Clinic Grosshadern of the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, Department of Neurology, Marchioninistrasse 15, D-81377 Munich, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrneurol.2015.121DOI Listing
August 2015

Identification of the minimal cytolytic unit for streptolysin S and an expansion of the toxin family.

BMC Microbiol 2015 Jul 24;15:141. Epub 2015 Jul 24.

Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 61801, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12866-015-0464-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4513790PMC
July 2015

NGS population genetics analyses reveal divergent evolution of a Lyme Borreliosis agent in Europe and Asia.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2015 Apr 10;6(3):344-51. Epub 2015 Mar 10.

LMU Munich, Department Biology II, Großhaderner Str. 2, 82152 Munich, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2015.02.008DOI Listing
April 2015

[Unclear dermatological finding in a 35-year-old patient].

Dtsch Med Wochenschr 2015 Apr 31;140(7):513. Epub 2015 Mar 31.

Zentrum für Infektionsmedizin und Krankenhaushygiene, Universitätsklinikum Jena.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0041-101302DOI Listing
April 2015

Long-term in vitro cultivation of Borrelia miyamotoi.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2015 Mar 22;6(2):181-4. Epub 2014 Dec 22.

Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Oberschleissheim, Germany; German National Reference Centre for Borrelia, Oberschleissheim, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2014.12.001DOI Listing
March 2015

Low prevalence of Borrelia bavariensis in Ixodes ricinus ticks in southeastern Austria.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2014 Oct 2;5(6):649-50. Epub 2014 Jul 2.

German National Reference Centre for Borrelia, Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Oberschleißheim, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2014.04.014DOI Listing
October 2014

The relapsing fever spirochete Borrelia miyamotoi resists complement-mediated killing by human serum.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2014 Oct 22;5(6):898-901. Epub 2014 Jul 22.

Institute of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, University Hospital of Frankfurt, Paul-Ehrlich-Str. 40, D-60596 Frankfurt, Germany. Electronic address:

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1877959X140014
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2014.07.011DOI Listing
October 2014

Real-time PCR-based identification of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species in ticks collected from humans in Romania.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2014 Sep 29;5(5):575-81. Epub 2014 Jun 29.

National Reference Centre for Borrelia, Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Oberschleissheim, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2014.04.007DOI Listing
September 2014

Revisited: Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato infections in hard ticks (Ixodes ricinus) in the city of Hanover (Germany).

Parasit Vectors 2014 Sep 18;7:441. Epub 2014 Sep 18.

Institute for Parasitology, University of Veterinary Medicine, Buenteweg 17, 30559 Hannover, Germany.

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http://parasitesandvectors.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.118
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1756-3305-7-441DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4262061PMC
September 2014

Borrelia kurtenbachii sp. nov., a widely distributed member of the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato species complex in North America.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2014 Jan 18;64(Pt 1):128-30. Epub 2013 Sep 18.

LMU Munich, Department for Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinärstr. 13, 80359 Munich, Germany.

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http://ijs.microbiologyresearch.org/content/journal/ijsem/10
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.054593-0DOI Listing
January 2014

Borrelia bavariensis sp. nov. is widely distributed in Europe and Asia.

Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2013 Nov 9;63(Pt 11):4284-8. Epub 2013 Jul 9.

LMU Munich, Department for Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinärstr. 13, 80359 Munich, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/ijs.0.052001-0DOI Listing
November 2013

[Tropical diseases invade Europe. Dengue: entry via container ship].

MMW Fortschr Med 2013 Feb;155(2):18-9

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s15006-013-0089-8DOI Listing
February 2013

CXCL13 may improve diagnosis in early neuroborreliosis with atypical laboratory findings.

BMC Infect Dis 2012 Dec 10;12:344. Epub 2012 Dec 10.

Universitätsklinik Freiburg, Medizinische Klinik II / Sektion Klinische Infektiologie, Hugstetter Strasse 55, Freiburg, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-12-344DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3528660PMC
December 2012

Leptospira spp. strain identification by MALDI TOF MS is an equivalent tool to 16S rRNA gene sequencing and multi locus sequence typing (MLST).

BMC Microbiol 2012 Aug 27;12:185. Epub 2012 Aug 27.

Bacteriology and Mycology, Institute for Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, Department of Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2180-12-185DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3460781PMC
August 2012

Occurrence of different Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato genospecies including B. afzelii, B. bavariensis, and B. spielmanii in hedgehogs (Erinaceus spp.) in Europe.

Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2012 Feb 10;3(1):8-13. Epub 2011 Nov 10.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Zoological Institute, Dept. of Ecology and Parasitology, Kornblumenstrasse 13, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2011.09.008DOI Listing
February 2012

Acylated cholesteryl galactosides are ubiquitous glycolipid antigens among Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato.

FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 2011 Oct 27;63(1):140-3. Epub 2011 Jun 27.

Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-695X.2011.00827.xDOI Listing
October 2011

Detection of a large linear plasmid in Borrelia spielmanii isolate.

Can J Microbiol 2011 Apr;57(4):343-6

National Reference Center for Borreliae, Max von Pettenkofer Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/w11-012DOI Listing
April 2011

Within European margins.

Lancet 2011 Jan;377(9760):178

Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(10)62241-6DOI Listing
January 2011

A new Borrelia species defined by multilocus sequence analysis of housekeeping genes.

Appl Environ Microbiol 2009 Aug 19;75(16):5410-6. Epub 2009 Jun 19.

Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, 3 South, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.00116-09DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2725479PMC
August 2009

Characterization of a concealed antigen Hq05 from the hard tick Haemaphysalis qinghaiensis and its effect as a vaccine against tick infestation in sheep.

Vaccine 2009 Jan 14;27(3):483-90. Epub 2008 Nov 14.

Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou 730046, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.10.067DOI Listing
January 2009

Cloning and characterization of a cDNA clone encoding troponin T from tick Haemaphysalis qinghaiensis (Acari: Ixodidae).

Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 2008 Nov 3;151(3):323-9. Epub 2008 Aug 3.

Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou 730046, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpb.2008.07.016DOI Listing
November 2008

Prevalence of spotted fever group rickettsiae in Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae) in southern Germany.

J Med Entomol 2008 Sep;45(5):948-55

Institute for Comparative Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Leopoldstr. 5, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, 80802 Munich, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/0022-2585(2008)45[948:posfgr]2.0.co;2DOI Listing
September 2008

Evaluation of recombinant line immunoblot for detection of Lyme disease in Slovakia: comparison with two other immunoassays.

Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2008 Jun;8(3):381-90

Department of Natural Foci Diseases, Parasitological Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Kosice, Slovakia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/vbz.2007.0216.ADOI Listing
June 2008

The pathogenesis of lyme neuroborreliosis: from infection to inflammation.

Mol Med 2008 Mar-Apr;14(3-4):205-12

Department of Neurology, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2119/2007-00091.RupprechtDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2148032PMC
May 2008

Epidemiological aspects and molecular characterization of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. from southern Germany with special respect to the new species Borrelia spielmanii sp. nov.

Int J Med Microbiol 2008 Apr 5;298(3-4):279-90. Epub 2007 Jul 5.

National Reference Center for Borreliae, Max von Pettenkofer-Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Pettenkoferstrasse 9a, D-80336 Munich, Germany.

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April 2008

Cloning and characterization of a cDNA clone encoding calreticulin from Haemaphysalis qinghaiensis (Acari: Ixodidae).

Parasitol Res 2008 Mar 18;102(4):737-46. Epub 2007 Dec 18.

Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Etiological Biology, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Lanzhou 730046, China.

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March 2008

Borrelia garinii induces CXCL13 production in human monocytes through Toll-like receptor 2.

Infect Immun 2007 Sep 11;75(9):4351-6. Epub 2007 Jun 11.

Department of Neurology, Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Marchioninistr. 15, D-81377 Munich, Germany.

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September 2007

Complementation of a Borrelia afzelii OspC mutant highlights the crucial role of OspC for dissemination of Borrelia afzelii in Ixodes ricinus.

Int J Med Microbiol 2007 Apr 30;297(2):97-107. Epub 2007 Jan 30.

Max von Pettenkofer-Institut für Hygiene und Medizinische Mikrobiologie, der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, National Reference Center for Borreliae, Pettenkoferstr. 9a, D-80336, Munich, Germany.

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April 2007

Microbiological and serological diagnosis of Lyme borreliosis.

FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 2007 Feb;49(1):13-21

Max von Pettenkofer-Institute, University of Munich, National Reference Centre for Borreliae, Munich, Germany.

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February 2007

Adhesion of Borrelia garinii to neuronal cells is mediated by the interaction of OspA with proteoglycans.

J Neuroimmunol 2006 Jun 6;175(1-2):5-11. Epub 2006 Mar 6.

Department of Neurology, Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Marchioninistr. 15, D-81377 Munich, Germany.

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June 2006

Role of birds in Thuringia, Germany, in the natural cycle of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, the Lyme disease spirochaete.

Int J Med Microbiol 2006 May 10;296 Suppl 40:125-8. Epub 2006 Mar 10.

Institute of Nutrition, University of Jena, Dornburgerstr. 29, D-07747 Jena, Germany.

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May 2006

Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. OspA types in Ixodes ricinus ticks from selected localities in Slovakia and Poland.

Int J Med Microbiol 2006 May 10;296 Suppl 40:108-18. Epub 2006 Mar 10.

Max von Pettenkofer-Institute, LMU Munich, National Reference Center for Borreliae, Pettenkoferstrasse 9a, D-80336 Munich, Germany.

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May 2006

Molecular analysis of decorin-binding protein A (DbpA) reveals five major groups among European Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato strains with impact for the development of serological assays and indicates lateral gene transfer of the dbpA gene.

Int J Med Microbiol 2006 May 10;296 Suppl 40:250-66. Epub 2006 Mar 10.

Max von Pettenkofer-Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Pettenkoferstr. 9a, D-80336 Munich, Germany.

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May 2006

Improvement of Lyme borreliosis serodiagnosis by a newly developed recombinant immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM line immunoblot assay and addition of VlsE and DbpA homologues.

J Clin Microbiol 2005 Aug;43(8):3602-9

Max von Pettenkofer-Institut für Hygiene und Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Pettenkoferstr. 9a, D-80336 Munich, Germany.

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August 2005

Prospective study on nontuberculous mycobacteria in patients with and without cystic fibrosis.

Med Microbiol Immunol 2004 Nov 3;193(4):209-17. Epub 2003 Sep 3.

Max von Pettenkofer-Institut, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Pettenkoferstrasse 9a, 80336 München, Germany.

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November 2004

Significant improvement of the recombinant Borrelia IgG immunoblot for serodiagnosis of early neuroborreliosis.

Int J Med Microbiol 2004 Apr;293 Suppl 37:158-60

Max von Pettenkofer-Institut, National Reference Center for Borreliae, Munich, Germany.

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April 2004

[Tick removed. Sending on to examination?].

MMW Fortschr Med 2002 Sep;144(39):13

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September 2002