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The use of linear peptides as antigens for detection of serum antibodies has been studied using a sequence of the Borrelia burgdorferi protein, flagellin, and
Lyme disease sera as a model. It was found that a novel presentation of the peptide as a hapten on the carrier protein, bovine serum albumin, in the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay format can be successfully applied to distinguish between
Lyme disease and control sera.