The Unusual Cell Wall of the Lyme Disease Spirochaete Borrelia Burgdorferi is Shaped by a Tick Sugar

T.G. DeHart, M.R. Kushelman, S.B. Hildreth, R.F. Helm, B.L. Jutras

The GlycoMIP User Facility at Virginia Tech supported the research of Dr. Brandon Jutras, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Virginia Tech and frontier researcher in understanding, detecting and eradicating Lyme disease. Dr. Jutras has published high-impact article in Nature Microbiology revealing the glycan composition of the Lyme disease spirochaete Borrelia burgdorferi’s cell wall.