The Primers Shell Game – using the right DNA and RNA to identify spirochetes to patent, but using the wrong DNA/rDNA (the DNA known to not be present) when assessing for spirochetes in humans.
Or, “Science Made Stupid” by the CDC/ALDF, the Medical Mafia
OUTLINE of this Chapter
I. Phage-vectored plasmids are variable DNA (like OspA); not to be used for detection of human disease. The bad guys (ALDF/CDC/Yale/IDSA) are trying to change how taxonomy is performed and pretend that the Phylum Spirochaeta is ordered by its plasmids, rather than differences in flagellin. No one has ever seen such a thing before in science. Criminals are trying to change even scientific history simply because they do not want to go to jail for a previous crime they committed (falsifying the case definition of the Burgdorfer borreliosis & trying to put a fake vaccine on the market).
II. Borrelia acquiring sticky OspA, and OspA sticking to itself (falsified vaccines reporting, blot smudging, Korean Chemists on OspA being sticky and clumping)
III. Lyme spirochetes did not evolve naturally and are genetically closest to an African bird borreliosis
IV. Brain Permanence, Tropism and the Single Spirochete Infection with resultant MULTIPLE VARIANTS
V. SIDESTEPPING – Alert on “Biofilms” (spirochetes do not form colonies in vivo, are intracellular, OspA alone causes the chronic disease and this nonsense by Sapi, MacDonald, Murakami, et al, is hurting the Lyme community)
VI. On using the correct DNA to look for spirochetes in humans by using recombinant Borrelia-specific flagellin DNA product to detect those specific antibodies
VII. The FDA being forced to assure Lyme testing is valid according to FDA’s own rules by the Senators (Senator Blumenthal, summer, 2014)
VIII. SIDE-STEPPING – CDC’s Other Research Fraud:
A) Lying about the viability of the cyst or spheroplast form of spirochetes and
B) lying about mycoplasma not being involved in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
IX. CDC and Associated Defendants Play the DNA and RNA Shell Game: Alan Barbour, Durland Fish, Gary Wormser, Mark Klempner, Robert Schoen, and Allen Steere
X. The Guidelines – Who signed on to this perverted science and is therefore responsible for endorsing this fraud?
BACKGROUND: The essence of these criminal charge sheets is that the Defendants make false claims based on research fraud, and our job (apparently), is to show point- by- point, crime-by-crime, research fraud and false claims that result in tremendous human (and even animal) harm, and billions in lost research-dollar-lives in related diseases such as cancer, MS, RA, and Lupus, not to mention the harm to USA’s scientific reputation. “MDs” apparently have no responsibility to know what they’re talking about. There is no accountability system for them in the United States. USA’s medical schools do not require a science background.
These are the research-fraud “Guidelines,” the signers of which will be prosecuted among others (CDC):
The clinical assessment, treatment, and prevention of lyme disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, and babesiosis: clinical practice guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Wormser GP1, Dattwyler RJ, Shapiro ED, Halperin JJ, Steere AC, Klempner MS, Krause PJ, Bakken JS, Strle F, Stanek G, Bockenstedt L, Fish D, Dumler JS,Nadelman RB.
The Lyme Cryme Defendants will probably attempt to say all this data we present in these criminal charge sheets for the USDOJ is taken out of context, but you can go to all the PubMed links in all these SASH/ActionLyme criminal charge sheets and find how many other scientists referenced their work when these criminals were telling the truth. The CDC/ALDF criminal gang that hijacked IDSociety.org certainly could not have been mistaken on EVERYTHING, either, if that is what they will try to claim.
START by understanding the DNA Shell Game, by finding out what DNA and RNA primers are:
Primers are like a starting DNA or RNA sequence to look for a match in your sample. If you start with the wrong primer probes, you won’t find what are looking for. When looking for spirochetes in humans, particularly when trying to claim “NO LYME,” either in EM rashes in Missouri, or after “treatment,” the Defendants either use the wrong primers (they prefer to use OspA primers in particular, when trying to not find Lyme), or using inadequate primers such that only one or 2 species are probed for in humans, when there are probably a hundred different types of borrelia.
It would be therefore reasonable to either sequence the DNA and not rely on probes, or use several different probes for the commonest borrelia in the region, be they hermsii, and subdivisions thereof of the other relapsing fever, or several from the new, burgdorfericlade including some of the newer ones that have evolved from it. Recently, we learned of a new Mass Spec–ToF-PCR method endorsed by the CDC and Infectious Diseases Society of America to detect central nervous system (CNS) infections. Please see:http://www.actionlyme.org/SASH_POLICYPAPER_MECFS.htm
“Unmet diagnostic needs in infectious disease”
”…A number of new diagnostic technologies for ID are rapidly emerging: e.g., broad-range PCR, next-generation sequencing, and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry.***
Virological diagnosis of central nervous system infections by use of PCR coupled with mass spectrometry analysis of cerebrospinal fluid samples.
”Viruses are the leading cause of central nervous system (CNS) infections, ahead of bacteria, parasites, and fungal agents. A rapid and comprehensive virologic diagnostic testing method is needed to improve the therapeutic management of hospitalized pediatric or adult patients. In this study, we assessed the clinical performance of PCR amplification coupled with electrospray ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry analysis (PCR-MS) for the diagnosis of viral CNS infections. Three hundred twenty-seven cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples prospectively tested by routine PCR assays between 2004 and 2012 in two university hospital centers (Toulouse and Reims, France) were retrospectively analyzed by PCR-MS analysis using primers targeted to adenovirus, human herpesviruses 1 to 8 (HHV-1 to -8), polyomaviruses BK and JC, parvovirus B19, and enteroviruses (EV). PCR-MS detected single or multiple virus infections in 190 (83%) of the 229 samples that tested positive by routine PCR analysis and in 10 (10.2%) of the 98 samples that tested negative. The PCR-MS results correlated well with herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), varicella-zoster virus (VZV), and EV detection by routine PCR assays (kappa values [95% confidence intervals], 0.80 [0.69 to 0.92], 0.85 [0.71 to 0.98], and 0.84 [0.78 to 0.90], respectively), whereas a weak correlation was observed with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) (0.34 [0.10 to 0.58]). Twenty-six coinfections and 16 instances of uncommon neurotropic viruses (HHV-7 [n = 13], parvovirus B19 [n = 2], and adenovirus [n = 1]) were identified by the PCR-MS analysis, whereas only 4 coinfections had been prospectively evidenced using routine PCR assays (P < 0.01). In conclusion, our results demonstrated that PCR-MS analysis is a valuable tool to identify common neurotropic viruses in CSF (with, however, limitations that were identified regarding EBV and EV detection) and may be of major interest in better understanding the clinical impact of multiple or neglected viral neurological infections.”
We should be clear about this Primers Shell Game aspect of the criminal behavior of the Defendants: The Defendants deliberately use the wrong DNA to assess patients, yet use the correct DNA and RNA analyses when looking for spirochetes to patent. This bait-and-switch game could be called clinical violence or medical violence because the victims are left not only sick, but declared mentally ill, are slandered against, or libeled against, are denied income and disability benefits, as well as suffer social ostracism. How different is this abuse than that suffered by the tortured African American community all these centuries?
These victim-patients are deprived of their humanity, as well as functionality. They’re tossed aside, sick, demoralized, ostracized, despised… and yet they suffer a complex of several exhausting, neurologic diseases at the same time. While the CDC now claims that Lyme is 10 times underreported – meaning the new annual cases number around 300,000 rather than 30,000 because the falsified case definition misses 85% of the cases as shown in the Dearborn and Vaccines criminal charge sheet (http://www.ohioactionlyme.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ALDF-CDC-Enterprise-Conspires-to-Defraud-USA-in-Dearborn-Vaccine-Scam.pdf) -, the actual number is 2 million per year. And that is a lot of human cost and disability that Uncle Sam will eventually have to pay for just so that a gang of low-lives could potentially capitalize on this new vaccines and test kits racket, the emerging, global pollution-related vector-borne-diseases, the ALDF.com.
The ALDF’s was a 50 year to roll-out plan for every new type of disease: rickettsia, babesia, borrelia, any new viruses they find, etc. Their model was to in each instance, invent a vaccine, and then the falsify the serological description of the disease. Whoever did not meet their Vaccine First disease definition was to be trashed. It’s the same violence seen in any mob-related activity. “You do it our way or we’ll break your legs, we’ll kill you or ruin your family, but you will be taken out. Silenced.”
To continue your background training in the Primers Shell Game, go to the National Library of Medicine and search for Borrelia in the Taxonomy database. Click on the word Borrelia until you come to the genetics page and find that flagellin – and not plasmid DNA (which is varied, added to- and subtracted from via bacteriophages, as well as variable within each plasmid) – is the species distinguisher.
Use Google Images to discover the basic structure of a spirochete; see the internal flagellar bundle that facilitates movement by expanding and contracting like a muscle; the organism borrows. There may be no help from “physicians” in this campaign, but that really doesn’t even mean anything any more. The victims themselves have carried this campaign all these 20+ years and in the end, we’ll probably welcome robot-doctor kiosks in the malls and at Walmart, perhaps with a nurse standing by to take blood and write the orders for the radioimaging. ‘No need to overpay a middle-man for their incompetence. You’ll at the end of this campaign be convinced no one needs a man with perverted, unscientific ideas about disease and medicine getting in the way of the machines. Docs had their shot. They chose Kool-Aid and the age-old cliquish, clannish default position of looking down their noses and blaming their victims. Chose, people, and that’s a spiritually dangerous thing from a bunch of First Do No Harm, oath-takers. ‘Dangerous, also, because BS is never not a boomeranger. We saw that loud and clear with the 911 stunt and then the subsequent quintuple financial and military superpower of Iran, Russia, Brazil, China, and South Africa (BRICS), not to mention ISIS.
I. Phage-vectored plasmids are variable DNA, not to be used for probes in human disease
PHYLOGENY means how the organism evolved and how it is genetically related to other organisms, for example, such as dogs evolving from wolves and being related to bears. B. burgdorferi is genetically closest to B. anserina, an African Bird Borreliosis. Borreliae undergo constant variation in their plasmid DNA, and the plasmid DNA is bacteriophage-vectored and changes all the time, also. The plasmid content is variable inside the spirochetes, and variable phage-vectored DNA for the plasmids come from other organisms to an important extent.
The genus, Borreliae, is the name for the relapsing fever organisms, and the nature of the relapse is antigenic variation. Therefore you cannot use any DNA from borrelia’s plasmids – which is where the variable surface antigens are ordered manufactured and remanufactured – to assess for spirochetes. No researchers outside the United States EVER use plasmid DNA to assess for spirochetes. They only use species-specific genes like 5-, 16- and 23-S RNA or flagellin. When CDC officers like Alan Barbour or Yale staff patent borrelia species, they patent the specific flagellin that differentiates that particular bug from the other borrelia.
Plasmid content changes all the time within individual spirochetes and this is known as antigenic variation. CDC officer Alan Barbour is an expert on how this plasmid content changes and produces the well known antigenic variation in spirochetes. Oscar Felsenfeld once said there was no point in differentiating Borreliae species since they were so variable and changing to constantly due to this phage-vectored-, variable plasmid content. Just call them all Borreliae, the genus, is what Felsenfeld recommended. It’s best if you see this with your own eyes:
CDC’s Barbour and NIH’s Burgdorfer on bacteriophages transferring plasmids (the arrows point to the phages or viruses of bacteria):
1983 — Bacteriophage in the Ixodes dammini spirochete, etiological agent of Lyme disease.
Plasmids change all the time, are bacteriophage-vectored and responsible for intra-Kingdom gene transfer. The antigens encoded on those plasmid change all the time. So, there is only one species-determinant, flagellin. See also Casjens on this topic in the literature.
Spirochetes from human brains were shown to undergo antigenic variation (Pachner, below), but we can assume they’re all weakened over time from dropping plasmids. Spirochetes have done all their damage early in the disease (matching the data from the U.S. Military’s Jay Sanford in 1975, below), by shedding these varying, fungal antigens, as CDC officer Alan Barbour says in (the probably mis-titled) and causing what the NIH prefers to call Post-Sepsis Syndrome:
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“It’s using some sort of stealth-bomber-type mechanism,” he says. Or, using another diversionary tactic called blebbing, the spirochete can pinch off bits of its membrane in order to release its surface proteins. Explains Barbour: “It’s like a bacterial Star Wars defense program,” in which released surface proteins might intercept incoming host antibodies, keeping the spirochete safe from immunological attack.”
They, the shed fungal antigens like OspA, turn off the immune response. It’s the secondaries, the latents (herpes) or the opportunistics that mainly cause the majority of disease signs. A better and more acceptable description of Lyme is that it is AIDS-like or Post Sepsis Syndrome.
Says CDC officer Alan Barbour about antigenic variation even from a single spirochete (Section IV, below):
VMP-like sequences of pathogenic Borrelia
”2.1 Methods of Treatment
”An important aspect of the invention is the recognition that Borrelia VMP-like sequences recombine at the vls site, with the result that antigenic variation is virtually limitless. Multiclonal populations therefore can exist in an infected patient so that immunological defenses are severely tested if not totally overwhelmed. Thus there is now the opportunity to develop more effective combinations of immunogens for protection against Borrelia infections or as preventive inoculations such as in the form of cocktails of multiple antigenic variants based on a base series of combinatorial VMP-like antigens. “
The Vmps are little different from the Osps. They call Osps from the non-Lyme relapsing fever organisms, VMPs or variable major proteins. The little one can learn about them is that they are apparently smaller than the Osps in molecular weight. There is no data on whether or not the VMPs are triacyl lipopeptides; we just know spirochetes and Mycoplasma/Mycobacteria (and Brucella) are lumped together as producers of these TLR2/1-agonists. The take home point is that Osps/Vmps undergo constant variation such as to adapt to new hosts and tissues, within themselves and among the genus, Borrelia. They can’t be used to assess human cases of Lyme. Non-variable DNA/RNA should be used.
II. Borrelia Acquiring Sticky OspA, and OspA Sticking to Itself (falsified vaccines reporting, blot smudging, Korean Chemists on OspA being sticky and clumping)
We’ve wondered how Lyme spirochetes “took” to hard-bodied, Ixodes ticks, as they were originally found in the guts of soft-bodied Ornithodoros ticks. OspA or Pam3ys is a ligand for chitinous or collagenous tissue. OspA/Pam3Cys also binds plasminogen and maintains the plasminogen as biologically active even when OspA is as a free molecule (Philipp, Tulane). Mycoplasma, Brucella and Lyme spirochetes all cause arthritis, so one may wonder if these molecules just stick to joint tissue? And do they, as bearers of biologically active plasminogen, aid the spirochetes in penetrating the hard bodies of hard bodied ticks?We know these Pam3Cys molecules tick to each other and to intracellular components, gumming up the immunity works as seen in other charge sheets for the U. S. Justice Department. We also suspect that the fact that OspA sticks to itself is a probable reason the LYMErix vaccines had unreadable Western Blots as well as is the reason for the large number of strokes and “vascular events” resulting from LYMErix or OspA vaccination.
Schoen on LYMErix Damage, the Phase IV data (strokes, cancer, “vascular events”):
An open-label, nonrandomized, single-center, prospective extension, clinical trial of booster dose schedules to assess the safety profile and immunogenicity of recombinant outer-surface protein A (OspA) Lyme disease vaccine.
Full text at: http://www.actionlyme.org/OspA_4.htm
Korean Chemistry Journal on the Structure of OspA/Pam3Cys
Characterization of Extremely Hydrophobic Immunostimulatory Lipoidal Peptides by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption ionization Mass Spectrometry
”We are currently using mass spectral techniques to characterize the amino acid sequence of the Pam3Cys peptides found in the envelope glycoproteins of HIV-1 and the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) (17). Conventional FAB-MS analysis using standard matrices such as glycerol and nitrobenzyl alcohol is not particularly effective for these molecules, largely due to their tendency to aggregate.”
As shown by the Korean chemists, OspA sticks to itself. We suspect that while OspA molecules are in vaccine vial they are not completely micellized. It would seem this could be responsible for the strokes, vascular events described by Schoen and Steere in their Phase IV trial results (with a 9% cancer rate, also), and also the totally unreadable Western Blots in both OspA vaccine trials, ImuLyme and LYMErix as shown in this next report by Persing (Mayo and Corixa), Molloy (Imugen), and Sigal:
2000 – Detection of multiple reactive protein species by immunoblotting after recombinant outer surface protein A lyme disease vaccination:
”… The manufacturer of the only currently FDA-approved (and released) recombinant OspA Lyme disease vaccine has suggested that vaccination does not interfere with serological evaluation of Lyme disease in vaccine recipients—a statement that is not supported by the data presented here.”
OspA in a vaccine vial was probably never 100% micellized and was probably injected into people in clumps. The unreadable, smudged Western Blots of the LYMErix and ImuLyme victims make this appear to be the case. The Defendants did not report to the FDA that they could not read their Western Blots. Instead they falsely claimed they had 76% and 92% safe and effective OspA vaccines based on the falsified Dearborn Western Blot criteria without mentioning to the FDA and the public that the blots in the trials were unreadable.
We don’t know for sure if this particular ligand for plasminogen and chitinous tissue, OspA, was added or “evolved” such that Lyme spirochetes were allegedly, suddenly found in New England ticks, Ixodes. But we can look at the other circumstantial evidence.
III. Lyme spirochetes are closest to an African bird borreliosis and evolutionarily “contrary to its arthropod vector,” Plum Island
You can believe the CDC’s theory that Lyme spirochetes/West Nile blew/flew from Africa to the northeastern United States on seabirds during hurricanes – actually what the CDC claimed/claims -, or, you can consider the circumstantial scientific evidence against the backdrop of CDC’s other lies. For the sake of believing this hurricane BS from your own eyes, see the following report
”Migratory Birds and Spread of West Nile Virus in the Western Hemisphere
“Displacement of West African Birds to the New World by Tropical Storms
”A very few birds, particularly seabirds, are carried by tropical storms across the Atlantic each summer from their normal environs on or near the coast of West Africa (39). A number of such storms form each summer and fall near the Cape Verde Islands off the western coast of Africa, travel across the Atlantic, and occasionally reach land along the East Coast of North America, depositing birds that were carried thousands of kilometers from their homes. Species known to have been infected by West Nile virus and whose habitat and distribution indicate that they might be affected by such displacement include the Gray Heron (Ardea cinerea), the Little Egret (Egretta garzetta), the Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis), the Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus), and the Yellow-legged Gull (Larus cachinnans) (Table 1). The same objections apply to this scenario for the introduction of the virus to the New World as for normal migration, i.e., low numbers and the likelihood that a storm transported bird would be infected with the West African rather than the Middle Eastern form of the virus.”
The following is a key report from the NIH’s NLM’s Taxonomy (Fukunaga, et al) database showing burgdorferi is closest to anserina, an African bird borreliosis. They just happen to do this kind of African-Diseases-With-North-American-Vectors-kind of “Research” on Plum Island, as you will see.
1996— Phylogenetic Analysis of Borrelia Species Based on Flagellin Gene Sequences and Its Application for Molecular Typing of Lyme Disease Borreliae
1995 — Next, New York Medical College (NYMC) and Marconi at Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, say anserina is an “out-group” when comparing burgdorferi or the Lyme group from other borrelia. It is not some random out-group. It is the origin of burgdorferi as you will see when we talk more about 1) Plum Island as the original outbreak area, where 2) UPenn says this vector-pathogen match-up was evolutionarily unlikely, and 3) where they just happen to do that kind of African-diseases-with-North-American Vectors kind of research on Plum, not to mention, 4) all the CDC’s lies and attempts to have us believe “Lyme disease” is not even a spirochetal disease, but autoimmune arthritis (Dearborn).
Identification of novel insertion elements, restriction fragment length polymorphism patterns, and discontinuous 23S rRNA in Lyme disease spirochetes: phylogenetic analyses of rRNA genes and their intergenic spacers in Borrelia japonica sp. nov. and genomic group 21038 (Borrelia andersonii sp. nov.) isolates.
UPenn on Lyme spirochetes being evolutionarily unlikely:
UNCOORDINATED PHYLOGEOGRAPHY OF BORRELIA BURGDORFERI AND ITS TICK
VECTOR, IXODES SCAPULARIS:
”Despite the intimate association of B. burgdorferi and I. scapularis, the population structure, evolutionary history, and historical biogeography of the pathogen are all contrary to its arthropod vector.”
More on evolution and expansion north and west from eastern Long Island of the anserina-come-burgdorferi-Plum-Island phenomenon; SUNY-SB on Lyme/Plum Island as the original outbreak area (Ed Bosler):
“Evolution of a focus of Lyme disease”
1998– Yale’s Durland Fish performing vector-pathogen studies on Plum Island (Borrelia are also found in these pig ticks in Africa):
African swine fever virus infection in the argasid host, Ornithodoros porcinus porcinus.
J Virol. 1998 Mar;72(3):1711-24.
Kleiboeker SB1, Burrage TG, Scoles GA, Fish D, Rock DL.
1Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Greenport, New York 11944, USA.
“The pathogenesis of African swine fever virus (ASFV) infection in Ornithodoros porcinus porcinus was examined in nymphal ticks infected with the ASFV isolate Chiredzi/83/1. At times postinfection (p.i.) ranging from 6 h to 290 days, ticks or dissected tick tissues were titrated for virus and examined ultrastructurally for evidence of virus replication. The ASFV infection rate in ticks was 100% in these experiments, and virus infection was not associated with a significant increase in tick mortality. Initial ASFV replication occurred in phagocytic digestive cells of the midgut epithelium. Subsequent infection and replication of ASFV in undifferentiated midgut cells was observed at 15 days p.i. Generalization of virus infection from midgut to other tick tissues required 2 to 3 weeks and most likely involved virus movement across the basal lamina of the midgut into the hemocoel. Secondary sites of virus replication included hemocytes (type I and II), connective tissue, coxal gland, salivary gland, and reproductive tissue. Virus replication was not observed in the nervous tissue of the synganglion, Malpighian tubules, and muscle. Persistent infection, characterized by active virus replication, was observed for all involved tick tissues. After 91 days p.i., viral titers in salivary gland and reproductive tissue were consistently the highest detected. Successful tick-to-pig transmission of ASFV at 48 days p.i. correlated with high viral titers in salivary and coxal gland tissue and their secretions. A similar pattern of virus infection and persistence in O. porcinus porcinus was observed for three additional ASFV tick isolates in their associated ticks…
“African swine fever (ASF) is a highly lethal disease of domestic pigs for which animal slaughter and area quarantine are the only methods of disease control. …”
Note that the end point here, slaughtering your infected livestock, is a Plum Island-, or as we call it, Von Traub Island-, goal. We should mention there is at least one “Plum Island” strain of Mycoplasma:
Immunogenic variation among the so-called LC strains of Mycoplasma mycoides subspecies mycoides.
“Much evidence of immunogenic heterogeneity among the LC strains of Mycoplasma mycoides ssp. mycoides emerged from cross-immunization and -hyper-immunization experiments in mice in which three LC strains (Vom/Plum Island, 74/2488, and Mankefår 2833) were used for challenge purposes. All heterologous LC-strain vaccines cross-immunized against the three challenge strains, but protection was usually only ‘partial’, i.e. significantly less than that given by homologous vaccine. Cross-hyperimmunization with all heterologous LC but not SC strains produced protection against challenge with Vom/Plum Island that was virtually ‘complete’, i.e. similar to that produced by homologous vaccine. Challenge with 74/2488 gave generally similar results; but against Mankefår 2833 six heterologous LC vaccines gave complete protection and six did not. Vaccines prepared from the Smith (1423) strain of M. mycoides ssp. capri gave some protection against Vom/Plum Island but none against 74/2488 or Mankefår 2833. The cross-immunizing ability of three further M. mycoides ssp. capri strains appeared to resemble that of Smith (1423). In a cross-hyperimmunization experiment, vaccines prepared from SC strains of M. mycoides ssp. mycoides varied greatly in their ability to protect against challenge with strains 74/2488 and Mankefår 2833”
“Mycoplasma mycoides mycoides,” Fungal-plasma fungal, fungal. Nice. Triple fungal mycoplasma on Plum Island.
So, challenging various vectors (bugs) with diseases from Africa is what Plum Island does. Naturally, an odd one escaped one way or another – an African bird borreliosis -, genetically unlikely, and Plum Island was the original outbreak area. That’s all the real data we’ll ever have because we’ll never have the lab notebooks from Plum Island.
If we were prosecuting a murder trial, this all would probably fly as “beyond a reasonable doubt,” especially considering all the other lies about Lyme disease, like the hurricane fairy tale, the Idsociety.org’s “Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme disease,” the Dearborn “case definition,” and most of all the very idea that everyone should get a vaccine against an imaginary disease. No one has ever met a person who can come up with a sound reason there would be a vaccine against a disease that does not exist and needs no treatment.
III. Brain Permanence, Tropism and the Single SpirocheteInfection with resultant MULTIPLE VARIANTS
1951: Relapse Phenomena in Rats with a Single Spirochete
“Antigenic variation by the spirochete is generally believed to be responsible for the relapse phenomena in spirochetal relapsing fever. Schuhardt (1942) has reviewed the literature prior to 1942 on this subject, and little if any evidence has been presented subsequently to alter or extend this concept. Among the unanswered questions in spirochetal relapse phenomena are: (a) the antigenic variation capacity of a single spirochete, and (b) the capacity of an antigenic variety to recur in a series of relapses in a given animal. Although Cunningham, Theodore, and Fraser (1934) believe that antigenic varieties do not recur, other workers are not convinced that this possibility has been ruled out. Consequently we undertook a study of single spirochete infections in white rats in an effort to answer these two and possibly other questions related to the relapse phenomenon in spirochetal relapsing fever.”
Oscar Felsenfeld, CDC officer Alan Barbour, Russell Johnson (ALDF member), and Diego Cadavid talking about/referencing this Single Spirochete Phenomena:
Oral Spirochetes infecting Alzheimer’s brains and traveling along inside nerves (this is not the only report that says this, you’ll find it in syphilis reports too; from the older data: http://www.actionlyme.org/RICOCHRON.htm; and from the Defendants on the incurability of relapsing fever: http://www.actionlyme.org/BRAIN_PERMANENT.htm; an independent study on spirochetes in the brain from dentists and they say:
2002— Molecular and immunological evidence of oral Treponema in the human brain and their association with Alzheimer’s disease.
Riviere GR, Riviere KH, Smith KS.
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR 97201-3097, USA.
“The purpose of this investigation was to use molecular and immunological techniques to determine whether oral Treponema infected the human brain. Pieces of frontal lobe cortex from 34 subjects were analyzed with species-specific PCR and monoclonal antibodies. PCR detected Treponema in 14/16 Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and 4/18 non-AD donors (P < 0.001), and AD specimens had more Treponema species than controls (P < 0.001). PCR also detected Treponema in trigeminal ganglia from three AD and two control donors. Cortex from 15/16 AD subjects and 6/18 controls contained Treponema pectinovorum and/or Treponema socranskii species-specific antigens (P < 0.01). T. pectinovorum and/or T. socranskii antigens were also found in trigeminal ganglia and pons from four embalmed cadavers, and 2/4 cadavers also had Treponema in the hippocampus. These findings suggest that oral Treponema may infect the brain via branches of the trigeminal nerve.”
1975 — Jay Sanford, Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, page 391, in the book, The Biology of Parasitic Spirochetes, 1976 edited by ALDF.com’s Russell C. Johnson
“The ability of the borrelia, especially tick-borne strains to persist in the brain and in the eye after treatment with arsenic or with penicillin or even after apparent cure is well known (1). The persistence of treponemes after treatment of syphilis is a major area which currently requires additional study (3,5,10,11).”
See more at: The History of Relapsing Fever: http://www.actionlyme.org/RICOCHRON.htm
There was never any issue with persistence or neurotropism of Borrelia despite the CDC’s attempts to defraud and have everyone believe Lyme is not a spirochetal disease. They do play a shell game, though, so as not to find borrelia in humans – and especially, meaning ALL Borreliae (see the Taxonomy database), not just burgdorferi.
Says CDC officer Alan Barbour in 1996,
Biology of Borrelia Species
”When relapsing fever borreliae are no longer detectable in the blood, they may still be found in organs (120). Although borreliae can usually be recovered from such organs as the spleen, liver, kidneys, and eyes of infected animals (37, 120), the organ usually with the most persistent infections is the brain. Humans with relapsing fever have had borreliae recovered from the cerebrospinal fluid (72). Borreliae can be recovered from the brains of animals that are immune to challenge with that strain (119, 127, 148, 178). Detection or isolation of borreliae from brains of animals that had been infected several months and up to 3 years previously has been reported (12, 181, 197, 223). Before the advent of modem ultracold freezers, strains were kept in the brains of rodents and passed once or twice a year (92).”
Rodent brains use to be the storage media says Barbour, above. And borrelia are often absent from blood even with valid DNA methods like flagellin DNA or species specific 16S genes, because, as Alan Barbour says, they are in the organs, especially the brain. Obviously a culture method from blood can’t be used for the same reason – they’re not always in the blood.
CDC officer Alan Barbour also says in the same report:
”A strain of B. duttonii that had been passed many times in mice was found to have lost virulence for humans (212). When using borreliae for pyrotherapy of neurosyphilis, the authors of this report recommended that no more than 30 to 40 passages in mice be made before inoculation of the strain back into humans (212).”
It is fair to say this CDC officer, Alan Barbour, was not too confident in antibiotics if he suggested giving people a fever from a weakened relapsing fever organism as a way to cure syphilis. Barbour shows us above that he is aware that one should not use high-passage strains – which Steere did to develop the Dearborn method -, since the point of high passages is to weaken the strain and have the organisms drop plasmids. We assume the reason Steere falsified the testing for the CDC’s Dearborn panel (leaving OspA and B out; OspA and B are encoded on the same plasmid, so you can’t drop one without dropping the other), at least, or current case definition in this way, using high-passage strains,
was that he and his co-conspirators intended to develop a test for Lyme that would be okay to use in a population “where the vaccination status was unknown.” The Schoen-Persing-Steere RICO method patent, US 6,045,804, uses a strain of Borrelia that had dropped the OspA-B plasmid. It’s possible to do that with repeat passages; you can get the bugs to drop plasmids and “virulence determinants” in this way.
We will see in this report CDC officer Allen Steere playing the shell game while he falsified the case definition strains, identifying borrelia using the correct primers when he developed that bogus Dearborn method in 1992. Later used mainly the wrong DNA (OspA and in one instance 1 primer probe of 16S RNA) to assess human treatment results. Despite using the wrong primers, Steere found DNA persisted in a third of his spinal-fluid, and synovial-fluid patients to the tune of at least a third of the patients.
1990 – Pachner, on human brain strains changing plasmid DNA code in mice:
Borrelia burgdorferi infection of the brain: characterization of the organism and response to antibiotics and immune sera in the mouse model.
“To learn more about the neurologic involvement in Lyme disease, we inoculated inbred mice with the causative agent of Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi. We cultured brains and other organs, and measured anti-B burgdorferi antibody titers. We further studied a brain isolate for its plasmid DNA content and its response in vitro to immune sera and antibiotics. One strain of B burgdorferi, N40, was consistently infective for mice, and resulted in chronic infection of the bladder and spleen. SJL mice developed fewer culture-positive organs and had lower antibody titers than Balb/c and C57Bl/6 mice. Organism was cultured from the brain early in the course of infection, and this isolate, named N40Br, was further studied in vitro. The plasmid content of N40Br was different from that of the infecting strain, implying either a highly selective process during infection or DNA rearrangement in the organism in vivo. N40Br was very sensitive to antibiotics, but only after prolonged incubation. Immune sera from both mice and humans infected with B burgdorferi were unable to completely kill the organism by complement-mediated cytotoxicity. These data demonstrate that B burgdorferi infects the brain of experimental animals, and is resistant to immune sera in vitro but sensitive to prolonged treatment with antibiotics.”
The plasmid content was different, after a time, from the original strain says Pacher. That would be because Lyme is just another relapsing fever borreliosis. Antibiotics merely cause the organisms to convert into a spheroplast form, but that is a topic for another DOJ criminal charge sheet. It’s not an “end-stage,” as some claim, it is a replication form. The thing to do about Lyme is to catch it early before the shed Osp or fungal antigen-related immunosuppression invites (cross-tolerance) other pathogens or reactivates old, dormant ones like the herpes viruses, do most of the damage.
Where else to we find these fungal OspA like antigens?
1999– Toll-like receptor 2 functions as a pattern recognition receptor for diverse bacterial products.
”Toll-like receptors (TLRs) 2 and 4 are signal transducers for lipopolysaccharide, the major proinflammatory constituent in the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria. We observed that membrane lipoproteins/lipopeptides from Borrelia burgdorferi, Treponema pallidum, and Mycoplasma fermentans activated cells heterologously expressing TLR2 but not those expressing TLR1 or TLR4. These TLR2-expressing cells were also stimulated by living motile B. burgdorferi, suggesting that TLR2 recognition of lipoproteins is relevant to natural Borrelia infection. Importantly, a TLR2 antibody inhibited bacterial lipoprotein/lipopeptide-induced tumor necrosis factor release from human peripheral blood mononuclear cells, and TLR2-null Chinese hamster macrophages were insensitive to lipoprotein/lipopeptide challenge. The data suggest a role for the native protein in cellular activation by these ligands. In addition, TLR2-dependent responses were seen using whole Mycobacterium avium and Staphylococcus aureus, demonstrating that this receptor can function as a signal transducer for a wide spectrum of bacterial products. We conclude that diverse pathogens activate cells through TLR2 and propose that this molecule is a central pattern recognition receptor in host immune responses to microbial invasion.”
These triacyl-lipopeptides only initially inflammatory. After a time, this same researcher, Radolf, wrote that these fungal lipoproteins cause immunosuppression and a lack of antibody production:
2001— Toll-like receptor 2-dependent inhibition of macrophage class II MHC expression and antigen processing by 19-kDa lipoprotein of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
”Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) induces vigorous immune responses, yet persists inside macrophages, evading host immunity. MTB bacilli or lysate was found to inhibit macrophage expression of class II MHC (MHC-II) molecules and MHC-II Ag processing. This report characterizes and identifies a specific component of MTB that mediates these inhibitory effects. The inhibitor was extracted from MTB lysate with Triton X-114, isolated by gel electroelution, and identified with Abs to be MTB 19-kDa lipoprotein. Electroelution- or immunoaffinity-purified MTB 19-kDa lipoprotein inhibited MHC-II expression and processing of both soluble Ags and Ag 85B from intact MTB bacilli. Inhibition of MHC-II Ag processing by either MTB bacilli or purified MTB 19-kDa lipoprotein was dependent on Toll-like receptor (TLR) 2 and independent of TLR 4. Synthetic analogs of lipopeptides from Treponema pallidum also inhibited Ag processing. Despite the ability of MTB 19-kDa lipoprotein to activate microbicidal and innate immune functions early in infection, TLR 2-dependent inhibition of MHC-II expression and Ag processing by MTB 19-kDa lipoprotein during later phases of macrophage infection may prevent presentation of MTB Ags and decrease recognition by T cells. This mechanism may allow intracellular MTB to evade immune surveillance and maintain chronic infection.”
Spirochetes create multiple variants and all the individual spirochetes do their own thing, varying their surface antigens on their own, shedding these fungal antigens in a process called blebbing, ruining a person’s immune system. And a ruined immune system is the DAMAGE and is the ILLNESS and is the specific goal of a bioweapon:
“Methods of using antipersonnel agents undoubtedly wary so that no uniform pattern of employment or operation is evident [make sure it does not produce antibodies, so assess the HLAs in the population you intend to abuse like the defecting Russian scientists at NYMC have been doing, is the short version- KMD]. It is likely that agents will be used in combinations so that disease symptoms will confuse diagnosis and interfere with proper treatment. It is also probable that biological agents would be used in heavy concentrations to insure a high percentage of infection [or just use the OspA vaccine- KMD] in the target area. The use of such concentrations [or the multiple infections it causes, due to the immunosuppression like HIV, Lyme, or LYMErix as acquired immune deficiencies – KMD] could result in the breakdown of individual immunity because the large number of micro-organisms entering the body could overwhelm the natural body defenses [or just infect or inject people with an immune suppressor like OspA from a tick or a syringe, and the reverse will happen: people will acquire multiple infections because their immunity is trashed by fungal OspA- KMD].
Do you see the disease now? It’s fungal (shed borrelial antigens are TLR2/1-agonists or fungal); It is about overwhelming the immune system; it is about not producing identifiable antibodies; your bioweapon should be like a Trojan Horse, setting off other latent infections; your immune system is now turned off (“overwhelmed” means “turned off”); you don’t have “biofilms” at least of borrelia; Lyme was the “perfect stealth disabler.” See more at:
V. SIDESTEPPING – Alert on “Biofilms”
Use “Borrelia Staining” or “Borrelia Silver Staining” as search terms in PubMed to discover that Borrelia in vivo do not cluster at all, much less under a “Biofilm.” Here is one. Look closely for the “clustered spirochetes hiding under a biofilm” (there is no such thing):
Demonstration of Spirochaetes in Patients with Lyme disease with a Modified Silver Stain
Here is another one by Paul Duray [same guy who revealed that congenital Lyme brain damage kills babies and who revealed that Lyme- and LYMErix- diseases cause a leukemia-like illness and that the cells in the CSF of Lyme patients “look like Epstein-Barr transformed (mutated, pre-cancerous) cells]:
“Morphology of Borrelia burgdorferi: structural patterns of cultured borreliae in relation to staining methods.
“The microscopic recognition of Borrelia burgdorferi in biologic fluids and tissues is difficult and challenging because of low numbers of organisms occurring as single isolated spirochetes, the apparent lack of colony formation in tissues, and differing lengths and structural morphologies.”
Additionally, some biofilms are covered in TLR2/1 agonists so the body does not even see them at all any more, if they are there in this post-sepsis disease called Chronic Lyme, with the multiple reactivated herpes viruses, etc., and the expansion of tolerance to other toll-like-receptor-managed antigen types. The biofilms could be covering other organisms, but spirochetes are all independent operators and the illness and the damage is mainly from the secondary, “Post Sepsis Syndrome,” infections.
REVIEW: Biofilms covering spirochetes are NOT responsible for the persistent symptoms in Chronic Lyme Disease. Spirochetes, while permanent, and while they have been shown to be draped in lymphocyte membrane, and while they were always known to be covered in a slime layer, are not the main cause of the disease or the reason antibiotics fail. See more at
http://www.ohioactionlyme.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Patients-Guide-to-NIHs-Post-Sepsis-Syndrome.pdf for what “Chronic Lyme” is really all about.
Yes, spirochetal diseases are incurable. No, the disease is not about spirochetes, since they shed fungal antigens and ruin the immune system, inviting in other opportunistics or reactivating old ones. We learned this from LYMErix disease where the vaccine gave people the same systemic disease we know of as Chronic Lyme or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
VI. On using the correct DNA to look for spirochetes in humans by using recombinant Borrelia-specific flagellin DNA product to detect those specific antibodies
“Molecular characterization of the humoral response to the 41-kilodalton flagellar antigen of Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme Disease spirochete.”
“The earliest humoral response in patients infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme disease, is directed against the spirochete’s 41-kDa flagellar antigen. In order to map the epitopes recognized on this antigen, 11 overlapping fragments spanning the flagellin gene were cloned by polymerase chain reaction and inserted into an Escherichia coli expression vector which directed their expression as fusion proteins containing glutathione S-transferase at the N terminus and a flagellin fragment at the C terminus. Affinity-purified fusion proteins were assayed for reactivity on Western blots (immunoblots) with sera from patients with late-stage Lyme disease. The same immunodominant domain was bound by sera from 17 of 18 patients. This domain (comprising amino acids 197 to 241) does not share significant homology with other bacterial flagellins and therefore may be useful in serological testing for Lyme disease.”
Yale says that their method (same method patented as US patent 5, 618, 533) detects, early, late, neurological, and every other possible kind of Lyme outcome and that it detects 94.4% of the cases, which means it is the closest possible method we could possibly have to detect Lyme (“should be 100% of the cases,” says the FDA, verbatim), and this method was made SPECIFIC, which means it does not detect any other flagellins from non-Borreliae organisms.
When the FDA says “sensitivity,” they really mean “LIMIT OF DETECTION” and refer to the METHOD and not the “CASES.” “Accuracy” addresses cases. Yale, as you can see, took care of all that in 1991 and went ahead and patented it. They did not, however, use this method to qualify LYMErix, their other patent, which is the essence of this False Claims Act case.
The only way to detect a spirochetal disease is to use recombinant specific flagellins antibody test from most of the Borreliae species that we know to be at least in the United States. THAT is what is “VALID,” and the FDA and NIH agree.
VII. The FDA being forced to assure Lyme testing is valid according to their own rules by the Senators (summer, 2014):
Here we have to talk about the FDA and what their rules are for the “Validation of an Analytical Method.” As you can see there is Accuracy (should detect 100% of the instances when the analyte in question is present), Specificity (only detects one thing), Linearity, Ruggedness, Precision (refers to instrumentation), Limit of Detection (this would be something like, “How low in concentration of the analyte in question can your method detect?”).
This is from the new announcement July 31, 2014 regarding the FDA now about to ENFORCE their validation rules:
The FDA says: “Under the FD&C Act, the FDA assures both the analytical validity (e.g., analytical specificity and sensitivity, accuracy, and precision) and clinical validity of diagnostic tests through its premarket clearance or approval process.”
“Sensitivity” MEANS “Limit of Detection.” The closest thing to Sensitivity in the FDA (real) requirements is “Limit of Detection.” Keep that in mind because the Defendants misuse that word all the time.
FDA Rules on the Validation of an Analytical Method:
Specificity (only detects one thing)
Accuracy (Should detect 100% of the instances where the analyte is present, and the concentration should be close to 100% of that known to be spiked in, and never should detect “none” as is the case with Lyme Western Blotting and the Lyme ELISA, especially)
Limit of Detection (means “What is the lowest concentration of the analyte in question does your method detect?”)
Precision (system has integrity in performance)
Ruggedness (anyone can run the test with their own equipment and get the same results)
Linearity (concentration range of analyte for which the test is valid in and out of matrix or “inert ingredients”)
Your test should primarily detect all the cases in question, – or be 100% ACCURATE – and that means, in the case of Lyme, the only analyte for which we can test is flagellin or anti-flagellar antibodies. Anti-flagellar antibodies can be found in probably 95% of Lyme cases. So, Yale went ahead and made that Specific (also described in US patent 5,618,533) in 1991, as shown previously, above (next):
1991– “Molecular characterization of the humoral response to the 41-kilodalton flagellar antigen of Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme Disease spirochete.”
For the other Borrelia in North America and Europe, at least, such a recombinant-specific-multiple-flagellins method should be developed and the NIH agrees with this (May, 2012, phone conversation). There is no other way to detect most cases of Borreliosis. All the other antigens are plasmid-encoded and variable. Borrelia spirochetes are not always in the blood, so there is no use using a blood DNA method. Flagellin is the only reliable antibody and it can be made specific. There is no “end point” to treatment, since late Lyme is more about the other opportunistics. But early Lyme, all agree that the flagellar antibody test is the only test that captures the majority of cases and meets the FDA criteria for “ACCURACY.”
See the The Patient’s Guide to NIH’s Post Sepsis Syndrome report by the Society for the Advancement of Scientific Hermeneutics ($A$H), http://www.ohioactionlyme.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Patients-Guide-to-NIHs-Post-Sepsis-Syndrome.pdf and the Vaccine Scam report: http://www.ohioactionlyme.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ALDF-CDC-Enterprise-Conspires-to-Defraud-USA-in-Dearborn-Vaccine-Scam.pdf.
Lyme and LYMErix cause immunosuppression and an AIDS-like disease or an acquired immune deficiency, or as the NIH describes it, post-sepsis with the all kinds of still-active herpes and other infections. It should be said that Lyme and LYMErix diseases are far worse than just spirochetes. Apparently that has always been the case. The Great Imitator, Syphilis was probably really the Great Detonator of the latent herpes and other infections. Syphilis was probably the original AIDS, via OspA-like or fungal-antigen-like immunosuppression and the reactivation of mostly Epstein-Barr.
VIII. SIDE-STEPPING – CDC’s Other Research Fraud: A) Lying about the viability of the cyst or spheroplast form of spirochetes and B) lying about mycoplasma not being involved in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CDC and IDSA claimed the cyst form was not viable, and that Borrelia DNA-positive human samples were “just dead DNA” (never happens, the body cleans up such debris). Yet here is the CDC in 1964 explaining how to dessicate and weaponize your Borrelia (freeze-drying – and good for at least a year, they say):
RECOVERY OF TREPONEMA AND BORRELIA AFTER LYOPHILIZATION
Next, the CDC is throwing out the blood cells (throwing out whole cells of any kind), including immune cells or white cells to which mycoplasma adhere, while alleging to look for mycoplasma kin Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Mycoplasma or epERTHROzoa are called epERYTHROzoa because they’re known to be attached to red blood cells. Such epERYTHROzoa are famous for changing the erythrocyte membrane potential and this the ability of Oxygen to cross the membrane, causing tremendous fatigue even in amimals.
CDC did this to allegedly show Mycoplasma were not involved in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
“Absence of Mycoplasma species DNA in chronic fatigue syndrome”
“Plasma, the liquid portion of peripheral blood that is devoid of cells, is known to contain remnants of numerous physiological and disease processes. We used plasma DNA to detect and characterize bacterial 16S rDNA sequences in a group of individuals with CFS and a group of non-fatigued controls (Vernon et al., 2002). Whilst a variety of bacterial sequences were detected in both fatigued and non-fatigued groups, no Mycoplasma sp. 16S rDNA sequences were found.”
That is important. The CDC does not want anyone to know fungal antigens and/or fungal antigen tolerance cause extreme fatigue. They must be important bioweapons, a problem with the pediatric vaccines causing Autism, or both.
Next up the DNA Shell Game. You will see it is almost entirely CDC officers committing this fraud. The data you have seen so far reveals 1) how to test for all Borrelioses, 2) how we got this particularly evolutionarily unlikely bird borreliosis in New England “on hurricanes,” and 3) catching the CDC committing research fraud in other arenas.
IX. CDC and Associated Defendants Play the DNA and RNA Shell Game (we learned what is proper detection DNA: flagellin, and other non-variable specific RNA)
Alan Barbour playing the DNA/RNA shell game:You will want to look at The Patents criminal charge sheet for Cryme Disease,
http://www.ohioactionlyme.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Lyme-Disease-Patents8.pdf to see thatCDC officer and former head of the NIH’s Rocky Mountain Bioweapons Montana Lab (you’re familiar with Montana, the place where there are tons of relapsing fever borrelia but no “Lyme”), Alan Barbour,reported that, basically, “antigenic variation in one spirochete, times all the spirochetes you have, leaves the immune system ‘overwhelmed’ with ‘an infinite number of new antigens.’” This is a characteristic or attribute of bioweapons, well described by the US Army when speaking to Congress; more can be seen on the Bioweapons pages of ActionLyme.org (http://www.actionlyme.org/120702.htm and http://www.actionlyme.org/BIOWEAPONS_ATTRIBUTES.htm).With all this malarkey about “Lyme disease” as opposed to relapsing fever, and how the pediatric Autism vaccines fail and give children the very brain infections they’re meant to prevent (same mechanisms; immunosuppression either via fungal exposure or some other exposure, or genetic immune insufficiency, plus live, attenuated viruses that become un-attenuated), you get the impression that the CDC was never mentally or morally competent to maintaining theirs and the USDA’s fallacies. We’ve longed called the CDC the Centers for Disease Confabulation.
Alan Barbour states below that OspA undergoes true antigenic variation and that you cannot use this as a vaccine (while he owns the patent for the ImuLyme OspA non-vaccine). If it undergoes “true antigenic variation,” it certainly cannot be used for DNA diagnostics as Klempner did in his “BREAKING NEWS!!!” bogus “re-treatment” “study” that is now the data used by IDSA for their “Guidelines on Lyme” from 2001 and 2006.
“Antibody-resistant mutants of Borrelia burgdorferi: in vitro selection and characterization.”
Says Barbour above: “Second, previous studies had shown antigenic differences in outer membrane proteins, OspA and OspB, between strains (21-26) and also true antigenic variation of these proteins within a strain (25, 27-30).”
None of the OspA vaccines every prevented Lyme in any animal, by the way. OspA vaccination may have prevented arthritis by tolerance, but no animal study showed prevention of spirochetes.
Remember, “mutants” is code language. They’re all mutants. Antigenic variation or “selection pressure” is the nature of the relapse in relapsing fever. To call them mutants is silly and redundant, and not the least bit correct as you’ve seen in Barbour’s patents and in the older data such as the Single Spirochete outcome.
Here are Fikrig and Flavell, Yale employees and inventors of the LYMErix patent, saying the same thing. Due to antigenic variations and antibodies forcing the bugs to change surface antigens, OspA or variable DNA can never be a vaccine against Lyme or Relapsing Fever:
Selection of variant Borrelia burgdorferi isolates from mice immunized with outer surface protein A or B.
“…B. burgdorferi organisms expressing wild-type OspA (data not shown), showing that immunization against a clonal population of spirochetes is also dependent upon the challenge dose. Therefore, we postulate that during tick-borne infection, a population of antigenically heterogeneous spirochetes may be transmitted to the host (27) and that the spirochetes that persist in the immune host during the evolution of infection and the development of chronic disease are more likely to be partially resistant to borreliacidal immune responses.
”This report describes the ability of OspA and OspB antibodies to cause the in vivo selection of B. burgdorferi organisms with subtle genetic alterations that result in the expression of OspA or OspB which do not bind to, or weakly bind with, antibodies that are protective in nature. These data suggest a potential reason for the lack of complete efficacy of an Ospbased Lyme disease vaccine. Over extended periods of time, the administration of an OspA- or OspB-based vaccine to hosts that are involved in the natural life cycle of the spirochete may result in the expansion of variant B. burgdorferi isolates within ticks at a higher frequency than would normally be found in the general population. If this selection pressure was to be maintained, the number of variant spirochetes could rise to a significant level, such that the efficacy of a monovalent OspA- or OspB-based vaccine could be impaired in the future.”
Barbour’s patent saying antigenic variation and “overwhelms the immune system”:
Patent filed in 2002 –
VMP-like sequences of pathogenic Borrelia
“2.1 Methods of Treatment
“… An important aspect of the invention is the recognition that Borrelia VMP-like sequences recombine at the vls site, with the result that antigenic variation is virtually limitless. Multiclonal populations therefore can exist in an infected patient so that immunological defenses are severely tested if not totally overwhelmed.”
So, you can’t use OspA for a vaccine, for post-treatment DNA diagnostics, or for Lyme case detection in antibodies. The only thing you can do or say about OspA is that it apparently helped the normally, formerly non-borreliae-bearing Ixodes (hard bodied) ticks acquire a ligand (OspA-B plasmid) with which to attach to and invade the hard bodies of hard bodied (Ixodes) ticks. Lyme spirochetes were probably adapted on Plum Island to local vectors. Genetically, the Lyme spirochete is closest to anserina, an African bird borreliosis, likely making it spread around fastest.
1995 – Barbour’s patent for Lyme in Missouri, using 16S RNA sequencing and flagellin primer probes that Gary Wormser did not use when trying to fool Edwin Masters. The Gary Wormser Chapter of the Primers Shell Game is below in this document. More background on the genetic relatedness and the history of discovery of various Borreliae has to be shown here, first.
Barbour says this is in Lone Star ticks in Missouri:
Diagnostic tests for a new spirochete, Borrelia lonestari sp. nov.
“Bites from Amblyomma americanum, a hard tick, have been associated with a Lyme disease-like illness in the southeastern and south-central United States. Present in 2% of ticks collected in four states were uncultivable spirochetes. Through use of the polymerase chain reaction, partial sequences of the flagellin and 16s rRNA genes of microorganisms from Texas and New Jersey were obtained. The sequences showed that the spirochete was a Borrelia sp. but distinct from other known members of this genus, including B. burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme disease. Species-specific differences in the sequences of the flagellin protein, the flagellin gene and the 16s rRNA gene between the new Borrelia species and previously known species provide compositions and methods for assay for determining the presence of this new spirochete, or for providing evidence of past or present infection by this spirochete in animal reservoirs and humans…
”…SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
”The present invention provides compositions, methods, and kits for the detection of a new spirochete that is associated with a Lyme disease-like illness. The compositions are based on a Borrelia lonestari sp. nov.-specific allotype or combination of allotypes of the flagellin protein, or a Borrelia lonestari sp. nov.-specific allele or combination of alleles of the flagellin or 16s rRNA genes of the new spirochete. The allotypes and alleles provided by the present invention have been determined by nucleic acid sequencing of portions of the flagellin and rRNA genes from this new spirochete. Detection of a species-specific amino acid or nucleotide as defined herein, or a species-specific combination of amino acids or nucleotides as defined herein, in a subject sample is indicative of infection with Borrelia lonestari sp. nov.”
Barbour sequenced the RNA and DNA, obviously and did not use someone else’s primers. Using prrimer probes from Borreliae not expected to be there (burgdorferi flagellin and another specific lonestari gene) rather than sequencing. Therefore, Borreliae cannot be ruled out as Wormser did when assaying EM rashes in Missouri. This patent of Barbour’s also shows Barbour knows what are the species-distinguishers: NOT THE OSPS, VMPS or the PLASMID DNA. He then can’t sign on to any claims about Lyme that mimic the CDC’s and IDSA’s current fraudulent positions without expecting to be indicted.
Gary Wormser playing the DNA/RNA shell game.
Next we are going to look at Gary Wormser who is in 1992 using the correct primers; this proves he knows exactly how to identify Borrelia species. Later, in order to “prove” there is no Lyme in Missouri, he does not apply this same technique.
1992 — Diagnosis of early Lyme disease by polymerase chain reaction amplification and culture of skin biopsies from erythema migrans lesions.
”rRNA-based PCR detection assay for B. burgdorferi.
”The organization of the rRNA genes of B. burgdorferi and the sequences of the corresponding rRNAs have been determined (32). Figure 1 presents a schematic diagram of the rRNA operon and the positions of the primers and probes employed for PCR amplification and detection. The 23S rRNA sequence was compared for homology to other rRNA sequences in the GenBank data base. On the basis of these comparisons, a region near the 5′ end of the 23S RNA sequence (nucleotides 689 through 948) was chosen as a likely target for amplification. The equivalent regions of the 23S rRNA genes in the related species Borrelia hermsii and B. ansenina and several isolates of B. burgdorferi were also sequenced (Fig. 2). PCR primers (designated JS1 and JS2) were designed to contain perfect homology to the B. burgdorferi sequence but maximum mismatch at their 3′ ends with the related Borrelia species (Fig. 2). The sensitivity of the PCR assay was determined with serially diluted, titered B. burgdorferi samples. Fewer than 10 spirochetes in a total sample could be detected efficiently (Fig. 3). The sensitivity and specificity of the assay were also investigated by performing PCR amplification with 10 different isolates ofB. burgdorferi, B. hermsii, B. anserina, and Borrelia turicatae. Samples containing 50 spirochetes were subjected to PCR amplification, and one-fifth of the amplified product (equal to 10 spirochetes) was detected by hybridization with a radiolabeled probe (FS1) corresponding to a portion of the amplified sequence. All isolates of B. burgdorferi were detected by the procedure with essentially equal efficiency (Fig. 4). These included isolates from North America (isolates 24430, 24352, HK, B31, 297), Europe (20004, Gl, 20047), and Russia (IP90, IP3). Furthermore, only B. burgdorferi was detected by this method; samples containing the other closely related Borrelia species produced no amplified product.
”To provide a second primer pair that could be employed for specific detection of B. burgdorferi, we took advantage of the unusual and unique tandem duplication of the 23S rRNA gene (Fig. 1). This feature was observed in all B. burgdorferi isolates tested and, furthermore, was not found in other Borrelia species (32). Thus, a PCR amplimer pair with the forward primer targeted to a sequence at the 3′ end of the first copy of 23S RNA gene and a reverse primer complementary to a sequence near the 5′ end of the second 23S RNA gene copy should have absolute specificity for B. burgdorferi. The locations of this primer pair (designated IS1 and IS2, respectively) relative to the rRNA operon are presented in Fig. 1. The sensitivity and specificity of this primer pair were tested in a manner similar to that described above for the JS1-JS2 primer pair. The IS1-IS2 amplimer set displayed a degree of specificity and sensitivity similar to that of JS1-JS2 (Fig. 5).”
In 2005, in Missouri, Wormser did not use these same methods.
In this next report, Gary Wormser in 1999, when using the correct primers (16S) finds some people are infected with more than one species of Borrelia burgdorferi (yet, ignoring the other Borrelia) and that you can’t really use Barbour-Kelly-Stoener culture media, the only one anyone sells in the USA.
Regardless, it shows Wormser knows what DNA to use when looking for spirochetes, yet he is a signer of the IDSA “Guidelines” which are based on Klempner’s bogus “re-treatment” “study,” which is based on the falsified Dearborn case definition, and which is based on the bogus OspA gene to determine “no Lyme” after “treatment.”
Genetic diversity of Borrelia burgdorferi in lyme disease patients
”… The data confirmed the presence of the three major RFLP types previously described (17). Of 183 skin isolates, 46 (25.1%) were type 1, 70 (38.3%) were type 2, and 55 (30.1%) were type 3; the remaining 6.6% (12 of 183) were mixed cultures composed of at least two genotypically distinct isolates.”
1995-6—Alan Barbour does proper sequencing for the analysis of the spirochetes in the Lone Star tick (compare to what Wormser does, following this report):
Identification of an uncultivable Borrelia species in the hard tick Amblyomma americanum: possible agent of a Lyme disease-like illness.
“…The deduced amino acid sequences for flagellin proteins of the 2 microorganisms found in A. americanum were identical over 213 residues; the nucleotide differences between strains were synonymous. Figure 3 shows the alignment of part of the deduced flagellin sequences of the spirochetes found in A. americanum in Texas and New Jersey with the comparable variable regions of the flagellin proteins of 8 Borrelia species and Treponema pallidum, the spirochete that causes syphilis. The amino acid positions are numbered according to the full length B. burgdorferi flagellin protein. The flagellin proteins of microorganisms found in A. americanum differed from other borrelial flagellins at several positions and, uniquely among the Borrelia species, lacked most of a proline-alanine-rich region beginning around residue 220. The spirochetes found in A. americanum resembled B. turicatae, B. hermsii, B. parkeri, B. crocidurae, and B. anserina in being without the QAA at residues 204-206 of the Lyme disease agents B. burgdorferi, B. garinii, and B. afzelii…
“Analysis of 16S rRNA genes. Further phylogenetic classification was provided by comparison of 16S rRNA gene sequences (figures 4 and 5). The sequence of the spirochete found in A. americanum from Texas had the following identities with selected other spirochete 16S rRNA genes: T.pallidum, 79.6%; B. burgdorferi, 96.0%; B. anserina, 97.5%; B. hermsii, 97.8%; B. miyamotae sp. nov., 98.3%; and the “Florida canine borrelia,” 98.4%. By distance matrix and parsimony analyses of the aligned sequences (figure 4), the spirochete found in A. americanum clustered with a group containing the relapsing fever species B. hermsii, B. anserina, the unnamed organism recovered from the blood of 2 dogs in Florida , and B. miyamotae sp. nov. (accession no. 045192).”
”Figure 4. Unrooted distance matrix phylogenetic tree of Borrelia species with Treponema pallidum as out group. 16S rRNA sequences corresponding to base positions 36- 1371 of Borrelia burgdorferi 16S rRNA gene were aligned and analyzed with PHYLIP program package. Exhibited tree in New Hampshire standard format is: «(Florida canine borrelia: 100, (Borrelia anserina: 100, Borrelia hermsii, 100): 52): 42, (borrelia from A. americanum: 100, Borrelia miyamotae sp. nov.: 100): 96): 88, T. pallidum: 100, B. burgdorferi: 100). Circled numbers indicate number of times (in 100) that particular node was supported by bootstrap analysis. Approximate evolutionary distances are measured along line segments; bar represents distance by Jukes-Cantor criteria of 0.005. Similar tree (not shown) was obtained by parsimony analysis of 100 bootstrapped datum sets: «««borrelia from A. americanum: 100, B. miyamotae: 1(0): 94, B. hermsii: 1(0): 34, Florida canine borrelia: 100): 25, B. anserina 100): 81, B. burgdorferi: 100): 100, T. pallidum: 100).”
Barbour actually sequenced for flagellin and 16S RNA and found all kinds of spirochete in this way. Gary Wormser did no such thing when trying to find “No Lyme In Missouri.” (By the way,. No one cares if they have burgdorferi or antarcticii or siberii or freakin jupiterii. They just want to know if the science shows they’re sick.)
Here is Wormser trying to fool Edwin Masters, using the wrong DNA and RNA so he can say,” There is no Lyme in Missouri”
2005: Microbiologic evaluation of patients from Missouri with erythema migrans.
“PCR amplifications were performed in a 50-μL reaction mixture containing 10 mmol/L Tris-HCl (pH 8.3); 1.5 mmol/L MgCl2; 50 mmol/L KCl, 0.1% (w/v) gelatin; 100 μmol/L each of dATP, dGTP, dCTP, and TTP; 1.25 units Taq polymerase; and 20 pmol of each primer. Detection of borrelial DNA in patient specimens and ticks was accomplished by the nested PCR amplification of flaB using primers FlaLL, FlaLS, FlaRL, and FlaRS as described by Barbour et al . PCR of 16S rDNA was performed with broad-range eubacterial primers 8FPL and 1492RPL , which yields a product of ∼1.5 kbp. In cases in which no detectable product was obtained, second-round heminested PCR was performed with 8FPL and a reverse primer (519R: 5′-TTACCGCGGCTGCTGGC-3′) targeted at residues 535–518 (numbering corresponds to residues in the 16S RNA sequence of Escherichia coli) in 16S rDNA; this resulted in a fragment of 500 bp. Some specimens were also tested by PCR targeted at ospA (forward primer, 5′-CTGCAGCTTGGAATTCAGGCACTTC-3′; reverse primer, 5′-GTTTTGTAATTTCAACTGCTGACCCCTC-3′) and/or recA .”
Wormser did not use the correct Borreliae-specific (for non-burgdorferi or from the other relapsing fever groups) flagellin genes, or 16S rDNA specific to Borrelia species, nor did he actually try to sequence any of these Borrelia as Barbour did (and Telford, below). Wormser would have known to use the correct method to detect spirochetes in Lone Star ticks, since he referenced Barbour’s work (ref 11 was: Identification of an uncultivable Borrelia species in the hard tick Amblyomma americanum: possible agent of a Lyme disease–like illness. (shown above). Wormser knows how to do this kind of DNA analysis and that there are all sorts of Borrelia in Lone Star ticks – and ones that cause human disease.
The enzyme Wormser talks about, GlpQ (next reference here, by the NIH) is specific to B. lonestari, but that does not mean there are no disease-causing Borreliae in Lone Star ticks or Missouri.
Glycerol-3-Phosphate Acquisition in Spirochetes: Distribution and Biological Activity of Glycerophosphodiester Phosphodiesterase (GlpQ) among BorreliaSpecies
Wormser’s whole point was to say there are no Borrelia causing disease in Missouri. The very last statement he makes in that report is: “Although it is unknown whether this rash illness has an infectious etiology, it is important to emphasize that this study does not indicate the absence of a therapeutic role for antibiotic treatment.” (AKA, CYA, in the common vernacular.)
Importantly, Wormser makes one more very incriminating revelation in his “No Lyme in Missouri” report:
”One tick yielded a PCR product, which was cloned and subjected to DNA sequencing. DNA database analysis revealed the sequence to be most closely related to an uncharacterized a proteobacterium (GenBank accession number AJ459874), consistent with a contaminating soil bacterium or a tick endosymbiont.”
Let’s guess that that was a fungal type organism living in the soil, adding to the probability that fungi injected directly into the bloodstream, like the OspA vaccine, caused a chronic Lyme-like illness. We know this is supported by other data on failed Tuberculosis vaccines and is the reason – to prevent fungi – Thimerasol is put in vaccines: Fungal-Viral Synergy or Post-Sepsis Syndrome:
Mark Klempner, playing the DNA/RNA shell game.
You have previously seen that the OspA gene undergoes antigenic variation and is not found in all Borreliae. You can’t use this DNA for anything, especially not vaccines or detection. We move on to the Klempner “study” which unfortunately resulted in the 2001 and 2006 IDSA “Guidelines” and where he references which DNA he used to assess “NO LYME IN LYME VICTIMS.” Klempner doesn’t actually say what DNA he uses (only by reference) to determine “No Lyme” in Lyme victims, and the peer reviewers at the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) never noticed he did not list his primers:
Two Controlled Trials of Antibiotic Treatment in Patients with Persistent Symptoms and a History of Lyme Disease
“Western blotting for IgG antibodies against B. burgdorferi antigens was performed with the IgG MarBlot (MarDx Diagnostics, Carlsbad, Calif.) according to the manufacturer’s instructions.6 The intrathecal production of antibodies against B. burgdorferi was measured as previously described.20 Base-line specimens of cerebrospinal fluid and plasma specimens obtained at base line and on days 3, 5, 21, and 45 were tested by PCR for the presence of B. burgdorferi DNA, as previously described.21 All samples of cerebrospinal fluid were cultured in Barbour–Stoenner–Kelly II medium to detect B. burgdorferi and were monitored by dark-field microscopy for six weeks.22 Some blood samples were cultured for B. burgdorferi in hypertonic medium.23”
So, what was that mysterious REFERENCE 21 above ^^ DNA that Klempner failed to report and the so-called peer-reviewers did not notice?
Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi DNA by Polymerase Chain Reaction in Cerebrospinal Fluid in Lyme Neuroborreliosis
ONLY an OspA gene and later added an OspB gene (read the whole report). And where Steere found many positive patients, Klempner says he found none (2001 RI “Diseases of Summer” conference at South County Hospital, audiotaped).
The crooks – including Klempner in his 2001 bogus non-retreatment report that is now the basis of the IDSA “Guidelines” – say if the OspA gene is not there, there is no Lyme, right? This, despite the fact that 1) Lyme is a relapsing fever borrelia and OspA is a variable plasmid gene and therefore not likely to be in the same form or produced by the exact same genetic code as one produced inside a tick, late in the disease in humans; 2) they’ve used and sequenced for16S (non-variable, although species-specific and for which there are more copies) in the past, particularly to patent and therefore own species; 3) and referenced the NIH recommendation for using these 16 and 23S probes.
Durland Fish, using the correct primers to look for new species of Borreliae to patent in 2001, yet is a signer of the IDSA “Guidelines” once again, based only on an OspA gene.
2001 – A relapsing fever group spirochete transmitted by Ixodes scapularis.
“A 1,347-bp portion of 16S rDNA was amplified from a pool of infected nymphs, sequenced, and compared with the homologous fragment from 26 other species of Borrelia. The analysis showed 4.6% pairwise difference from B. burgdorferi, with the closest relative being Borrelia miyamotoi (99.3% similarity) reported from Ixodes persulcatus in Japan. Phylogenetic analysis showed the unknown Borrelia to cluster with relapsing fever group spirochetes rather than with Lyme disease spirochetes. A 764-bp fragment of the flagellin gene was also compared with the homologous fragment from 24 other Borrelia species. The flagellin sequence of B. burgdorferi was 19.5% different from the unknown Borrelia and showed 98.6% similarity with B. miyamotoi.”
What that means is the probably-Plum-Island-unlikely-hurricane-borrelia, B. burgdorferi, migrated to Japan and back to the United States again, mutating to adapt to a Japanese Ixodes tick. Yet, a year later, we see Durland Fish using the WRONG DNA (OspA gene again), to assess treated mice, to determine if there is any Borrelia, coming to the conclusion that there is pretty much no Borrelia:
Detection of Attenuated, Noninfectious Spirochetes in Borreliaburgdorferi–Infected Mice after Antibiotic Treatment
“PCR of DNA.DNA was isolated from individual ethanol-fixed nymphs or pooled larvae by means of the Isoquick DNA isolation kit (ORCA Research) and was resuspended in 20 μL of double-distilled H2O. Primers used for amplification were as follows: *** ospA *** (GenBank accession no. M57248, product amplicon coordinates 80–781): forward, 5′-AAAACAGCGTTTCAGTAGATTTGCCTGGTG-3′, and reverse, 5′-CAACTGCTGACCCCTCTAATTTGGTGCC-3′; BBE21.1 (GenBank accession no. AE000785, product amplicon coordinates 14663–14921): forward, 5′-AGAATTATGTCGGTGGCGTTGT-3′, and reverse, 5′-ATTAAAGCCGCCTTTTCCTTGGT-3′; and p37-47 (GenBank accession no. AE000794, product amplicon coordinates 1309–1457): forward, 5′-TTCTGATGGCACTGAGCAAACCA-3′, and reverse, 5′-AACCCTTTACACTTTCTTCGATTGCGCT-3′. The primer set for p37–47 has 100% homology to sequences in both B. burgdorferi strains B31 and N40, and the gene has been localized to lp28-1 in both strains [26, 27]. The primer set for BBE21.1 amplifies a unique region in lp25 of B. burgdorferi strain B31 downstream of BBE21 (amplicon coordinates 13403–14530) . BBE21 is located on a similar-size plasmid within B. burgdorferi strain N40 . We have been able to amplify by PCR the region corresponding to GenBank accession number AE000785, product amplicon coordinates 14195–14921, indicating that BBE21 and BBE21.1 reside on the same plasmid in N40 (authors’ unpublished data)”
Those are plasmids , those “lp” things. Plasmids are from where the variable surface protein antigens vary themselves. So, that is a classical Durland Fish type “bogus article.” See:
http://www.actionlyme.org/TICK_BITE_CONSPIRACY.htm where Durland admits that he writes “bogus articles,” not that you’re not already convinced.
It probably is true that the spirochetes become attenuated as we have seen with Jay Sanford stating that spirochetes “persist in the brain and eye even after apparent cure,” and Alan Barbour recommending infecting syphilis patients with old, wimpy, high-passage borrelia spirochetes to raise a fever. Spirochetal diseases are all incurable, as shown above. And surely it is true that older spirochete populations in the same host lose plasmids – another reason not to use plasmid DNA to assess Lyme in humans -, but the end game, and the point of all this crime, is that the Defendants are trying to say that their chronically ill victims are not sick, just crazy. In the end it was OspA itself, a fungal antigen causing the reactivation of the herpesviruses, Post-Sepsis Syndrome, and humoral immunosuppression with chronic inflammation in the brain due to all the neurotropic herpes viruses and Mycoplasma, etc., they exploded their scam. It was a very dumb choice for a vaccine.
All of what you see in these SASH criminal charge sheets is simply evolving criminal fraud in an attempt to hide all their previous lies. The most serious offense, falsifying the case definition and rendering the 85% without the arthritis HLAs – the million or so per year – permanently disabled, is the one offense the Defendants so vigorously try to mask by issuing “Guidelines.” The “Guidelines,” based on Klempner, which is based on Dearborn, is a way of Offense being the Best Defense. The Defendants would have the world believe that they all believe the case definition was real and valid. We know for sure they know it is not valid, based on the consensus at Dearborn alone:
To put such criminals in charge of humans and vector-borne diseases? That’s the United States; everything happens exclusively for profit. Greed is our nature. It is synonymous with Exceptional! It’s ALL ABOUT ME!! And it’s ALL ABOUT MONEY!! Hence, the new and totally novel in human history, the BS de-scrambler Society for the Advancement of Scientific Hermeneutics. Now we have Scientific Hermeneutics because this BS has become like a religion or belief system, a DOCTRINE, if you will, that to date, no “doctor” ever unscrambled on behalf of humanity.
Sam Telford’s 2001 report saying “Southern Lyme” is closest to theileri or bovine relapsing fever (the former “Tick Fever” that the cowboy/farmer wars were all about):
Lone star tick-infecting borreliae are most closely related to the agent of bovine borreliosis.
“Although Borrelia theileri, the agent of bovine borreliosis, was described at the turn of the century (in 1903), its relationship with borreliae causing Lyme disease or relapsing fever remains undescribed. We tested the previously published hypothesis that spirochetes infecting Lone Star ticks (Amblyomma americanum) may comprise B. theileri by analyzing the 16S ribosomal DNAs (rDNAs) and flagellin genes of these spirochetes. 9, the Amblyomma agent, and B. miyamotoi formed a natural group or clade distinct from but most closely related to that of the relapsing fever spirochetes. B. theileri and the Amblyomma agent were 97 and 98% similar at the nucleotide level within the analyzed portions of the 16S rDNA and the flagellin gene respectively, suggesting a recent divergence. The agent of bovine borreliosis might be explored as a surrogate antigen for the as-yet-uncultivatable Amblyomma agent in studies designed to explore the etiology of a Lyme disease-like infection associated with Lone Star ticks.”
You can see that the Defendants had already sequenced the 3 similar strains of flagellar and genus specific 16S RNA spacer genes that are derived from a cow or bovine relapsing fever (theileri, barbouri, and lonestari). But there is no “Lyme” in Missouri. You can see it is a shell game.
TO THIS DATE – from 1995 to 2015 – still, no one is using any other of this proper DNA or RNA or SEQUENCING rather than using bogus primer probes they know will not be found in humans to detect human illness. They all know the only way to detect Lyme/Relapsing Fever is with specific recombinant flagellins from all the Borreliae, similar to Yale’s Lyme specific flagellin patented method, US 5,618,533.
1995- Yale’s Robert Schoen and Erol Fikrig: “OspA is bogus due to antigenic variation”
An ospA frame shift, identified from DNA in Lyme arthritis synovial fluid, results in an outer surface protein A that does not bind protective antibodies.
“Passive immunization with murine or human Abs to outer surface protein A (OspA) can protect mice against Borrelia burgdorferi, but OspA Abs elicited during natural infection in mice or humans are unable to clear the spirochete from the infected host. To examine Ab binding by OspA during the course of human infection, we amplified the operon encoding full-length ospA and ospB from synovial fluids of a patient with chronic Lyme arthritis, the first such recoveries from human material, at four separate time points over 4.5 mo, and expressed OspA in Escherichia coli. OspA mAbs that passively protected mice from infection did not bind one of the expressed OspAs, because of a deletion in ospA that resulted in a frame shift and premature stop codon near the carboxyl terminus. However, expressed OspA from a later synovial fluid sample did not contain this deletion. Thus, although altered forms of OspA, which potentially can influence host immune effectiveness, do occur in the human host, they cannot be the only factors responsible for microbial persistence.”
Oh, you mean Lyme is a Relapsing Fever organism, so you can’t use the OspA gene for human treatment outcomes assessment or vaccines, huh Mr. Schoen, or to detect “Lyme” in EM rashes in Missouri?
Telford and Barbour were able to find any kind of Borrelia anywhere America – and they are everywhere, North, South, Central, West -, sequencing for species-specific non-variable, non-plasmid DNA.
Yale’s Robert Schoen (who says Lyme is not a real disease, says, “I call it Lyme paranoia,” and needs no treatment) using 23S RNA primers to assure his RICO monopoly strain (and later patent with Dave Persing, US Patent 6,045,804) isburgdorferi. On page 235 of the .pdf, Schoen says:
Borrelia burgdorferi enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for discrimination of OspA vaccination from spirochete infection.
“…Subsequent evaluation of this isolate in our laboratory showed that this strain was nonreactive with an OspA-based PCR assay designed to detect all North American and European isolates of B. burgdorferi but that it contained 23S ribosomal DNA sequences indistinguishable from those of most North American strains of B. burgdorferi sensu stricto such as strains B31 and N40 (22). Genomic macrorestriction analysis of this isolate by PFGE is shown in Fig. 1. By PFGE, the isolate is related to B. burgdorferi N40, relatives of which are widely distributed in the northeastern United States, the Upper Midwest, and California (22). These isolates are also closely related to type strain B31, in contrast to isolates from moderate-climate regions of the southeastern and southwestern United States, which are often related to strain 25015 (19, 22). However, in contrast to strain N40, strain 49736 apparently lacked the ca. 53-kb linear plasmid species presumed to encode OspA and B. To verify this observation, we hybridized Southern blots of the MluI digest with a probe specific for the OspA gene. In contrast to strains N40 and B31, which were strongly OspA probe positive, no detectable signal was observed in the digest derived from strain 49736 (not shown). This observation was consistent with the absence of the 53-kb plasmid species. Similar results were obtained from N40-like isolates 46047, 48510, and B31-like isolates 46794 and 50772 (1).”
and also reveals there is “Lyme” in the Southern and Western states in 1996:
Says Schoen, “These isolates are closely related to type strain B31, in contrast to isolates from moderate-climate regions of the southeastern and southwestern United States which are often related to strain 25015 (19,22).”
And what are those references, 19 and 22?
REF 19 – 1995— Two geographically distinct isolates of Borrelia burgdorferi from the United States share a common unique ancestor.
“The genetic diversity of Borrelia burgdorferi isolates from several geographic regions was evaluated by nucleotide sequence analysis of the genes encoding 23S ribosomal RNA and outer surface protein A. Comparison of nucleotide sequences spanning 738 bp of the 23S ribosomal DNA from two unusual isolates, DN127 (Del Norte County, California) and 25015 (Millbrook, New York), to homologous sequences from other B. burgdorferi isolates from the United States and Russia identified several nucleotide sequence polymorphisms that are unique to these two isolates. Sequence analysis of a 615 nucleotide segment of the gene encoding outer surface protein A also revealed greater similarity of strains DN127 and 25015 (94.1%) compared to other US and Eurasian isolates. These data were further corroborated by genomic macrorestriction analysis, in which DN127 and 25015 demonstrated unique restriction digestion patterns. Our findings suggest that substantial genetic diversity of B. burgdorferi, rivaling that of European strains, exists among isolates from the United States. Strains DN127 and 25015 are unique among all B. burgdorferi isolates tested to date, and though isolated from opposite longitudinal extremes of the North American continent, are closely related.”
In other words, this funny, like, accidental Ixodes-come-Plum Island borrelia had already reached the American West, not to mention Europe, by 1995. Are we to believe Missouri has an invisible anti-bird and anti-rodent barrier?
REF 22- 1997 – Persing and Telford, again (and you’ll just have to look at the full text pdf of this article because you’re not going to believe how many different kinds of Borrelia are found in just about every state):
J Infect Dis. 1997 Jan;175(1):98-107.
Genetic heterogeneity of Borrelia burgdorferi in the United States.
Mathiesen DA1, Oliver JH Jr, Kolbert CP, Tullson ED, Johnson BJ, Campbell GL, Mitchell PD, Reed KD, Telford SR 3rd, Anderson JF, Lane RS, Persing DH.
“To examine in detail Borrelia burgdorferi strain diversity in the United States, 186 isolates from human, tick, and rodent sources were analyzed from multiple distinct geographic regions of the United States and abroad. Strains were characterized by genomic macrorestriction analysis and ospA and 23S rDNA gene sequencing followed by phylogenetic analysis. Results indicate that spirochetal isolates from the United States fall into two major divisions and nine or more subdivisions; human isolates fell into five of these subdivisions. Greater genetic diversity was observed among B. burgdorferi isolates from moderate climatic regions, consistent with increased tick vector and reservoir diversity. All of the Borrelia isolates were reactive by ospA polymerase chain reaction except for Borrelia hermsii controls and several tick isolates from the Northeast, which were shown to lack the 49-kb plasmid encoding outer surface protein A (OspA). The data suggest that US B. burgdorferi isolates demonstrate substantial genetic heterogeneity, with regional differences in spirochete populations.”
This is all in comparison to what IDSA says about Lyme and particularly what Klempner did with his research-fraud re-treatment study published in 2001, which is now the basis of the IDSA “Guidelines.” Klempner allegedly looked for the OspA gene in people, so he could declare that no one had Lyme after “re-treatment”: http://www.ohioactionlyme.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Biomarkers1.pdf
Allen Steere playing the DNA-RNA Shell Game; from 1992 when he falsified the Dearborn case definition (ref Marconi and the NIH re 16S probes), his 2 DNA analyses of post-treatment of humans where he found treatment failed in at least a third of the cases, and in the spinal fluid analysis where he used only an OspA probe, dropping the 16S probe he used in bad knees. Steere signs the “Guidelines” anyway and denies that treatment fails.
Allen Steere in 1992 when he falsified the Dearborn case definition, see his reference to Marconi and assessments of strains with 16S RNA; notice references 11, 24…
1992-1994 — Antibody responses to the three genomic groups of Borrelia burgdorferi in European Lyme borreliosis.
“The group 1 strain of B. burgdorferi, G39/40, used in this study and in the previous study of US patients was isolated from an Ixodes damini tick in Guilford, Connecticut . The group 2 strain, FRG [Federal Republic of Germany], was isolated from Ixodes ricinus near Cologne . The group 3 strain, IP3, was isolated from Ixodes persulcatus near Leningrad . All three strains used in this study were high passage isolates, which were classified by Richard Marconi (Rocky Mountain Laboratory, Hamilton, MT) using 16S ribosomal RNA sequence determination as described [11, 24]. The recombinant preparations of OspA and OspB used in this study were purified maltose- binding protein-Osp fusion proteins derived from group 1 strain B31 . The fusion proteins contained the full-length OspA or OspB sequence without the lipid moiety or the signal sequence -”
And what are those references, 11 and 24? See the full text at:
Steere’s Dearborn Reference 11: 1992, Marconi and Garon, NIH Bioweapons Lab, Montana–
Species-specific identification of and distinction between Borrelia burgdorferi genomic groups by using 16SrRNA-directed oligonucleotide probes.
“Examination of a number of previously published aligned Borrelia 16S rRNA sequences revealed the presence of regions which could serve as oligonucleotide probe targets for both species-specific identification of Borrelia burgdorferi and distinction between genomic groups. Total cellular RNA isolated from Borrelia cultures was used in slot blot analysis. Radiolabeled oligonucleotides designed to hybridize to specific 16S rRNA targets were used as probes. These probes allowed for both species-specific identification and genomic group typing of B. burgdorferi…
“… Using Borrelia 16S rRNA sequences, we constructed probes that serve to distinguish B. burgdorferi from other Borrelia species and to distinguish between the genomic groups of B. burgdorferi. Other groups have developed B. burgdorferi species-specific probes by using polymerase chain reaction amplification (13, 15, 19, 22). We chose rRNA as the target molecule since it is present in large quantities within a cell, so rRNA targets can be considered to be naturally highly amplified. In addition, rRNA molecules are highly conserved and presumably are subject to a very low mutation frequency. The specificity of the probes was demonstrated through the use of slot blots with total cellular RNA as the target. This approach allows the reliable identification and genomic typing of B. burgdorferi from cultures, typically within 36 h.”
Steere’s Dearborn Reference 24: 1992, Marconi and Garon, NIH:
STEERE, AGAIN, —
Development of polymerase chain reaction primer sets for diagnosis of Lyme disease and for species–specific identification of Lyme disease isolates by 16S rRNA signature nucleotide analysis.
“We have determined and compared partial 16S rRNA sequences from 23 Lyme disease spirochete isolates and aligned these with 8 sequences previously presented. The 16S rRNA signature nucleotide compositions were defined for each isolate and compared with the genomic species signature nucleotide sets previously established. To identify positions truly indicative of species classification which could serve as targets for polymerase chain reaction species–specific identification primers, 16S rRNA-based phylogenetic analyses were conducted. On the basis of the identified signature nucleotides, we designed polymerase chain reaction primer sets which (i) amplify all spirochete species associated with Lyme disease and (ii) differentiate between these species. The primer sets were tested on 38 Borrelia isolates associated with Lyme disease and were found to be sensitive and specific. All Lyme disease isolates tested were amplification positive. These primers allow for the rapid species identification of Lyme disease isolates.”
Steere’s Treatment DNA/RNA Shell Game, synovial (knees) and spinal fluid.
In the first report, knees, Steere finds treatment fails. He is using 3 OspA probes and one 16S rDNA probe. He finds about 1/3 of the patients were positive with these probes after treatment and concludes longer than 30 days is necessary, as the longer the treatment, the lower the frequency of DNA-positive cases. After he makes these claims, he never again says treatment fails, only that everyone is cured and there are no positive cases after treatment by signing the “Guidelines.”
1994— Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi DNA by polymerase chain reaction in synovial fluid from patients with Lyme arthritis.
Borrelia burgdorferi is difficult to detect in synovial fluid, which limits our understanding of the pathogenesis of Lyme arthritis, particularly when arthritis persists despite antibiotic therapy.
Using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), we attempted to detect B. burgdorferi DNA in joint-fluid samples obtained over a 17-year period. The samples were tested in two separate laboratories with four sets of primers and probes, three of which target plasmid DNA that encodes outer-surface protein A (OspA).
B. burgdorferi DNA was detected in 75 of 88 patients with Lyme arthritis (85 percent) and in none of 64 control patients. Each of the three OspA primer-probe sets was sensitive, and the results were moderately concordant in the two laboratories (kappa = 0.54 to 0.73). Of 73 patients with Lyme arthritis that was untreated or treated with only short courses of oral antibiotics, 70 (96 percent) had positive PCR results. In contrast, of 19 patients who received either parenteral antibiotics or long courses of oral antibiotics (> or = 1 month), only 7 (37 percent) had positive tests (P < 0.001). None of these seven patients had received more than two months of oral antibiotic treatment or more than three weeks of intravenous antibiotic treatment. Of 10 patients with chronic arthritis (continuous joint inflammation for one year or more) despite multiple courses of antibiotics, 7 had consistently negative tests in samples obtained three months to two years after treatment.
PCR testing can detect B. burgdorferi DNA in synovial fluid. This test may be able to show whether Lyme arthritis that persists after antibiotic treatment is due to persistence of the spirochete.
“…In 7 of the 19 patients, B. burgdorferi DNA was detected in samples obtained 1 day to 17 months after the completion of antibiotic therapy. Three of these patients were treated with both oral and intravenous antibiotics, two received three weekly doses of intramuscular penicillin G benzathine, and two were given only oral antibiotics. The median duration of their oral treatment was 37 days (range, 20 to 58), and the median duration of intravenous therapy was 14 days (range, 14 to 20). In the remaining 12 patients, samples obtained one day to four years after antibiotic treatment were all negative. Seven of these patients were treated with intravenous antibiotics, two received intramuscular penicillin, and three were given only oral antibiotics. Their median duration of oral treatment was 48 days (range, 21 to 120), and the median duration of intravenous therapy was 30 days (range, 7 to 44). Although the patients with negative PCR results tended to have been treated longer than those with positive PCR results, the differences were not statistically significant. Of 10 patients who had chronic Lyme arthritis despite multiple courses of antibiotic therapy, 7 had negative test results in all post-treatment samples.
“Altogether, of 73 patients with Lyme arthritis who were untreated or treated with short courses of oral antibiotics before testing, 70 (96 percent) had positive PCR results. In contrast, of 19 patients who received either parenteral antibiotics or long courses of oral antibiotics, only 7 (37 percent) had positive test results after treatment (P<0.001). In the 29 patients for whom serial samples were available, all pretreatment samples were positive. Once post-treatment samples became negative, all subsequent samples remained negative.”
1996 — Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi DNA by polymerase chain reaction in cerebrospinal fluid in Lyme neuroborreliosis.
Nocton JJ1, Bloom BJ, Rutledge BJ, Persing DH, Logigian EL, Schmid CH, Steere AC.
“A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay that detects Borrelia burgdorferi DNA in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was evaluated as a diagnostic test for acute or chronic Lyme neuroborreliosis. In one laboratory, 102 samples were tested blindly, and 40 samples were retested in a second laboratory. In the first laboratory, B. burgdorferi DNA was detected in CSF samples in 6 (38%) of 16 patients with acute neuroborreliosis, 11 (25%) of 44 with chronic neuroborreliosis, and none of 42 samples from patients with other illnesses. There was a significant correlation between PCR results and the duration of previous intravenous antibiotic therapy. The overall frequency of positive results was similar in the second laboratory, but concordance between the laboratories and among primer-probe sets was limited because many samples were positive with only one primer-probe set. Thus, PCR testing can sometimes detect B. burgdorferi DNA in CSF in patients with acute or chronic neuroborreliosis, but with current methods, the sensitivity of the test is limited.
“…Previous studies using PCR to detect B. burgdorferi DNA in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) have been done primarily in small numbers of patients with early, acute neuroborreliosis [5-10]. In these studies, which have used several different probes and techniques, the PCR test had sensitivities of 24%-100%. We previously reported that a PCR assay targeting outer surface protein A (OspA) DNA is highly sensitive and specific for the detection of B. burgdorferi DNA in joint fluid of patients with Lyme arthritis . We report here on the evaluation of this assay as a diagnostic test for the detection of spirochetal DNA in CSF in a large number of patients with acute or chronic Lyme neuroborreliosis..”
Steere does not use the 16S RNA probe in this assessment, whereas he had before in knees and found more than a third of the patients were positive after treatment. OspA as a ligand for chitinous tissue, this tissue tropism driven by antigenic variation would certainly allow spirochetes to select for OspA expression. As shown by Pachner above using a human neuroinvasive strain (N40 was taken from the spinal fluid of a human patient), he found the plasmids had changed once transferred to mice. It is quite evident Steere does not want to find Neuroborreliosis. He referenced Garon and Marconi’s work and recommendations for using the 16S probe to assure the Dearborn strains were burgdorferi. Steere used DNA he knew would not likely be found in human brains to falsely show that people are not infected with spirochetes, CDC’s goal from the beginning. The CDC deployed Allen Steere in the first place – a rheumatogist — to manage a vector-borne, neurologic disease? Never made any sense.
Nevertheless, here in these two reports. Despite the shell game, Steere found treatment fails at least a third of the time in both knees and spinal fluid. Yet, he never mentioned this again and signed the “IDSA Guidelines” that state that spirochetes do not persist after 2 weeks to 30 days.
X. The Guidelines – Who signed on to this perverted science and are therefore responsible for endorsing this fraud?
The IDSA “Guidelines” are based on the Dearborn-Falsified case definition, Klempner’s 2001, bogus “re-treatment” “study” where Klempner neglected to mention to the NEJM – who did not catch this flaw – that he used OspA primers to detect “No Lyme” (yet found some and rejected them from the study, but did not report this), knowing OspA changes, knowing not all borrelia are bearers of OspA, and knowing that Lyme was incurable since he had published that it was in the past?
Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Nov 1;43(9):1089-134. Epub 2006 Oct 2.
The clinical assessment, treatment, and prevention of lyme disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, and babesiosis: clinical practice guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Wormser GP1, Dattwyler RJ, Shapiro ED, Halperin JJ, Steere AC, Klempner MS, Krause PJ, Bakken JS, Strle F, Stanek G, Bockenstedt L, Fish D, Dumler JS ,Nadelman RB.
Search the references for “Klempner” in the above report. You willl see the basis of the “Guidelines” is Klempner’s research-fraud article on the non-retreatment of 2/3rds of his victims, using the falsified case definition and a bogus psychiatric check-list instead of IDSA’s valid biomarkers.
Notice that the authors say:
”Another study similarly was unsuccessful in recovering B. burgdorferi from the blood of 12 patients with chronic post–Lyme disease symptoms, using both conventional and hypertonic media (M.S.K., unpublished data) . The latter study also cultured 128 CSF specimens for B. burgdorferi and evaluated blood specimens and CSF specimens by PCR. None of the 843 specimens tested in total was either culture or PCR positive [288, 289]. Therefore, the most plausible explanation for the positive results using the novel blood culture method reported by a single group of investigators  is that the microscopic findings were not, in fact, due to B. burgdorferi.
“In another study, B. burgdorferi DNA was detected by PCR in urine samples of 74.2% of 97 United States patients who were diagnosed as having “chronic Lyme disease” and who were previously treated with antibiotics for extended periods of time . Few additional details were provided by the authors as to the characteristics of the patient population.***Because the authors did not sequence the amplicons to confirm their identity, the results should be regarded as questionable in the absence of confirmation by other investigators.”***
Klempner in his bogus non-retreatment article (Ref 288) used bogus OspA (which were not listed, one had to dig and find he used OspA) primers, and this criminal gang is guilty of the same thing – not sequencing for Borrelia DNA (Wormser in Missouri, for instance). Wormser just used bogus probes of DNA not necessarily expected to be there (burgdorferi Fla and a specific lonestari enzyme, knowing there were plenty of borrelia in ticks in Missouri, as shown above by Telford, Schoen, and Barbour).
This proves Wormser, et al, know they should have done the same thing, and all their own bogus articles have to be retracted in addition to these criminals’ prosecution.
And the 2001 “Guidelines” signers:
Infectious Diseases Society of America practice guidelines for clinical assessment, treatment and prevention of Lyme disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, and babesiosis.
|Wormser GP, Dattwyler RJ, Shapiro ED, Halperin JJ, Steere AC, Klempner MS, Krause PJ, Bakken JS, Strle F, Stanek G, Bockenstedt L, Fish D, Dumler JS, Nadelman RB. The clinical assessment, treatment, and prevention of lyme disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, and babesiosis: clinical practice guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Nov 1;43(9):1089-134. PubMed|
This is the current release of the guideline.
This guideline updates a previous version: Wormser GP, Nadelman RB, Dattwyler RJ, Dennis DT, Shapiro ED, Steere AC, Rush TJ, Rahn DW, Coyle PK, Persing DH, Fish D, Luft BJ. Practice guidelines for the treatment of Lyme disease. Clin Infect Dis 2000 Jul;31(Suppl 1):1-14.
The guideline was reaffirmed for currency by the developer in 2010.