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..We conclude that binding of C4BP contributes to leptospiral serum resistance against host complement. ..
Barbosa A, Monaris D, Silva L, Morais Z, Vasconcellos S, Cianciarullo A, et al. Functional characterization of LcpA, a surface-exposed protein of Leptospira spp. that binds the human complement regulator C4BP. Infect Immun. 2010;78:3207-16 pubmed publisher
..This newly identified protein may play a role in immune evasion by Leptospira spp. and may therefore represent a target for the development of a human vaccine against leptospirosis. ..