Outer surface lipoprotein, Borrelia (IPR001809)

Short name: OM_lipoprot_Borrelia

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships



The ospA and ospB genes encode the major outer membrane proteins of the Lyme disease spirochaete Borrelia burgdorferi [PMID: 2761388]. The deduced gene products OspA and OspB, contain 273 and 296 residues respectively [PMID: 2761388]. The two Osp proteins show a high degree of sequence similarity, indicating a recent evolutionary event. Molecular analysis and sequence comparison of OspA and OspB with other proteins has revealed similarity to the signal peptides of prokaryotic lipoproteins [PMID: 2761388, PMID: 1560779].

GO terms

Biological Process

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Molecular Function

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Cellular Component

GO:0009279 cell outer membrane

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.