TABLE 1.

Sequences of VlsE-derived peptides used as antigens and competitors in ELISAs

VlsE regionPeptide namePeptide sequence (length)
IR2C2GIAKGIKEIV EAA (13-mer)
IR4C4GDSEAASKAA GAVSAVSGEQ ILSAIV (26-mer)
IR6C6MKKDDQIAAA IALRGMAKDG KFAVK (25-mer)
C terminusCtKAEGAIKGAA ESAVRKVLGA ITGLIGDAVS SGLRKVGDSV KAASKETPPA LNK (53-mer)
N terminus
Positions 19 to 57N1CKSQVADKDD PTNKFYQSVI QLGNGFLDVF TSFGGLVAE (39-mer)
Positions 48 to 86N2FTSFGGLVAE AFGFKSDPKK SDVKTYFTTV AAKLEKTKT (39-mer)
Positions 76 to 114N3VAAKLEKTKT DLNSLPKEKS DISSTTGKPD STGSVGTAV (39-mer)