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Flagellin Antibody

Rabbit Polyclonal
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  • Anti-Flagellin Antibody - Western Blot
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Flagellin Antibody Properties

Anti-Flagellin (RABBIT) Antibody - 200-401-C14
Target Species
Borrelia burgdorferi
Known Cross Reactivity
Borrelia burgdorferi B31
ELISA : 1:6,000
Western Blot : 1:1,000
Other Dilution: User Optimized
Physical State
Shipping Condition
1.0 mg/mL by UV absorbance at 280 nm
0.02 M Potassium Phosphate, 0.15 M Sodium Chloride, pH 7.2
Reconstitution Volume
100 µL
Reconstitution Buffer
Restore with deionized water (or equivalent)
0.01% (w/v) Sodium Azide
BBU94A_0149, fla
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Flagellin Antibody Description

Flagellin is a protein found in the hollow cylinder forming the filament in bacterial flagellum. Its structure is helical, which is important for its function. Studies comparing aflagellate Borrelia to flagellated indicate that the flagella have a role in the invasion of human tissue. The N- and C-termini of flagellin form the inner core of the flagellar filament, and the central portion of the protein makes up the outer surface. While the terminus of the protein is quite similar between all bacterial flagellins, the central portion is variable. The flagellin genes are highly conserved among the different Borrelia species. Mammals often have acquired immune responses (T-cell and antibody responses) to flagellated bacterium. Some bacteria are able to switch between multiple flagellin genes in order to evade this response. Borrelia burgdorferi, the spirochete that is associated with Lyme Disease, may use this tactic when challenging mammals with infection. Borrelia have double-stranded linear plasmids in addition to supercoiled circular plasmids, in low copy number. This suggests that initiation of DNA replication and partitioning are carefully controlled during the cell division cycle. It is believed that expression of the various proteins associated with the spirochete may be regulated by the changes in tick life cycle, changes in conditions during tick feeding (such as temperature, pH, and nutrients) and/or in coordination with the course of infection of the mammal host, i.e., changes in environment as the spirochete migrates from the tick's midgut to its salivary glands to the mammal host. B. burgdorferi can attach to (and also differentially express antigens in) diverse tissues within the vertebrate host and the tick vector, suggesting that physiological factors other than pH and temperature may play roles in modulating B. burgdorferi gene expression.
rabbit anti-Flagellin Antibody, 41 kDa antigen, Borrelia burgdorferi p41, fla, Flagellar filament 41 kDa core protein, Bacterial flagellin.
MBP-fusion protein corresponding to Borrelia burgdorferi Flagellin protein.
Immunogen Type
Recombinant Protein
Storage Condition
Store vial at 4° C prior to restoration. For extended storage aliquot contents and freeze at -20° C or below. Avoid cycles of freezing and thawing. Centrifuge product if not completely clear after standing at room temperature. This product is stable for several weeks at 4° C as an undiluted liquid. Dilute only prior to immediate use.
Application Note
This protein-A purified antibody has been tested for use in Western blotting. Specific conditions for reactivity should be optimized by the user. Expect a band approximately 33.9 kDa in size corresponding to Borrelia burgdorferi Flagellin protein by Western blotting in the appropriate cell lysate or extract.
This product was Protein-A purified and cross-adsorbed against MBP from monospecific antiserum by chromatography. This antibody is specific for Lyme Borrelia spp. Flagellin protein. A BLAST analysis was used to suggest cross-reactivity with Flagellin from B. burgdorferi, garinii, and valaisiana sources based on 100% homology with the immunizing sequence.. Cross-reactivity with Flagellin from other sources has not been determined.
Disclaimer Note-General
This product is for research use only and is not intended for therapeutic or diagnostic applications. Please contact a technical service representative for more information. All products of animal origin manufactured by Rockland Immunochemicals are derived from starting materials of North American origin. Collection was performed in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspected facilities and all materials have been inspected and certified to be free of disease and suitable for exportation. All properties listed are typical characteristics and are not specifications. All suggestions and data are offered in good faith but without guarantee as conditions and methods of use of our products are beyond our control. All claims must be made within 30 days following the date of delivery. The prospective user must determine the suitability of our materials before adopting them on a commercial scale. Suggested uses of our products are not recommendations to use our products in violation of any patent or as a license under any patent of Rockland Immunochemicals, Inc. If you require a commercial license to use this material and do not have one, then return this material, unopened to: Rockland Inc., P.O. BOX 5199, Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA.
General Reference
Laila Noppa, Nils Burman, Ariadna Sadziene, Alan G. Barbour and Sven Bergstrom (1995) Expression of the flagellin gene in Borrelia is controlled by an alternative c factor. Microbiology 141, 85-93. Wallich R, Moter SE, Simon MM, Ebnet K, Heiberger A, and M D Kramer MD. (1990) The Borrelia burgdorferi flagellum-associated 41-kilodalton antigen (flagellin): molecular cloning, expression, and amplification of the gene. Infect Immun. 58(6): 1711-1719. Panelius J, Lahdenne P, Saxen H, Heikkilä T, and Seppäla I. (2001) Recombinant Flagellin A Proteins from Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Stricto, B. afzelii, and B. garinii in Serodiagnosis of Lyme Borreliosis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, November 2001, p. 4013-4019, Vol. 39, No. 11.
Specific Reference
Casselli, T., Tourand, Y., & Bankhead, T. (2012). Altered murine tissue colonization by Borrelia burgdorferi following targeted deletion of linear plasmid 17-carried genes. Infection and immunity, 80(5), 1773-1782. Rogovskyy, A. S., & Bankhead, T. (2013). Variable VlsE is critical for host reinfection by the Lyme disease spirochete. PloS one, 8(4), e61226.
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