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Research Article

A Novel Animal Model of Borrelia recurrentis Louse-Borne Relapsing Fever Borreliosis Using Immunodeficient Mice

  • Christer Larsson,

    Affiliation: Umeå University, Department of Molecular Biology and Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umeå, Sweden

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  • Jenny Lundqvist,

    Affiliation: Umeå University, Department of Molecular Biology and Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umeå, Sweden

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  • Nico van Rooijen,

    Affiliation: Vrije University, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Sven Bergström mail

    sven.bergstrom@molbiol.umu.se

    Affiliation: Umeå University, Department of Molecular Biology and Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umeå, Sweden

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  • Published: September 29, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000522

About the Authors

Christer Larsson, Jenny Lundqvist, Sven Bergström
Umeå University, Department of Molecular Biology and Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umeå, Sweden
Nico van Rooijen
Vrije University, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: sven.bergstrom@molbiol.umu.se

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CL JL SB. Performed the experiments: CL JL. Analyzed the data: CL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NvR. Wrote the paper: CL SB.