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Table 2 Outcome of infection of C3H mice with wild-type vs. arp null (Δarp3) Borrelia burgdorferi at intervals (days) after inoculation

From: Influence of arthritis-related protein (BBF01) on infectivity of Borrelia burgdorferi B31

  Culture Inflammation
Day Inoculum Inoc. site Urinary bladder Tibiotarsus Knee Heart
14 wild-type 5/5* 3/5 1/5 0/5 5/5
  Δarp3 5/5 0/5 0/5 0/5 0/5
28 wild-type 5/5 4/5 5/5 4/5 5/5
  Δarp3 5/5 2/4** 0/5 0/5 1/5
42 wild-type 3/3 2/3 3/3 0/3 1/3
  Δarp3 4/4** 5/5 1/5 0/5 2/5
  1. * number positive/number tested.
  2. ** one culture sample contaminated.
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