Lipid rafts can form in the inner and outer membranes of Borrelia burgdorferi and have different properties and associated proteins

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. The presence of cholesterol glycolipids in the membranes of Borrelia burgdorferi was detected and characterized by biophysical and biochemical approaches.  Cholesterol glycolipids are present in both the outer and inner membranes, but are different in composition and their ability to form lipid rafts and in their associated proteins.
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