Ali Karami

Ali Karami was born in Tehran, Iran in 1957. He is Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering and is a Medical Biotechnology expert at the Research Center of Molecular Biology, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences. He received his PhD in 1996 from Copenhagen University Faculty of Medical Science in Denmark. Since 1991 he has been working on the molecular biology of Borrelia burgdorferi with gene cloning and protein expression for Lyme disease recombinant vaccine and other infectious disease agents. He has published several books and numerous articles in national and international journals. He is currently head of Microarray Research Group and working on rapid molecular detection technologies, recombinant proteins, DNA vaccines and bioinformatics.

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Lyme disease, or Lyme borreliosis, is an emerging infectious disease caused by bacteria belonging to the genus borrelia. Borrelia burgdorferi, in the strict sense. This book deals mostly with the molecular biology of the Lyme disease agent orrelia burgdorferi. It has been written by experts in the relevant field and is tailored to the need of researchers, advanced students of biology, molecular biology, molecular genetics of microorganism. It will also be of use to infectious disease experts and people in other disciplines needing to know more about Lyme borreliosis. The book contains chapters on the molecular biology of the Lyme disease agent, zoonotic peculiarities of Bb, advancement in Bb antibody testing, the serology diagnostic schemes in Bb, discovering Lyme disease in ticks and dogs, adaptation to glucosamine starvation in Bb, and porins in the genus borrelia.

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