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Microbiologist now #Illustrator. Give #Science clarity, impact & pictures. Portfolio https://t.co/sRHHAkXzz0 ⭐DM to commission⭐ #SciArt #Microbiology #scicomm
1 Oct 20
Here it is!

#Inktober2020 day 1 in my #PathogenPortraits series. After years of studying this in cow bums, it had to be #EcoliO157

It causes bloody diarrhoea & if that wasn't bad enough, sometimes kidney failure & death. More info @
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#sciart #microbiology Inktober2020 E. coli O157 c...
#Inktober2020 day 2 in my #PathogenPortraits series. 'The Clap' (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) b/c who doesn't 💚 green purulent discharge?

It's sexually transmitted but also from mother->newborn during birth to cause blindness.
More info: microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Neis…

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#Inktober2020 day 3 in my #PathogenPortraits series. The very 💛golden💛 #MRSA.

Minds it's own business on your skin, but if it gets inside, methicillin won't do a thing to stop it.

More info at mrsaactionuk.net/MRSA.html #sciart #microbiology Methicillin resistant staph...
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7 Sep 20
#Haemolysis data indicates that #disruption of host cell #membranes by rotating #flagella is physically possible, despite what previously published measurements with firing gold nanobeads at tissue cultures tells us.

[Pls read the paper for the more complex story with E.coli]
But what if #flagella did penetrate host cell #membranes? What might that mean?
Well, in vitro at least, #Ecoli and #Salmonella #flagella can enhance #actin #polymerization rates. Interactions with #Cofilin-1 (CFL) had an additive effect... Actin polymerisation rates with flagella from E. coli (H6, H
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7 Sep 20
8 years since the first manuscript draft but it's finally here!

The interaction of #Ecoli O157 :H7 and #Salmonella Typhimurium #flagella with host cell #membranes and cytoskeletal components | #Microbiology #Pathogenesis #Thread

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@strain9000 @ArielBlocker @MicrobioSoc This all started many 🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑 ago...

Jo Elvidge and I were looking at the role of #flagella in early infection of #Salmonella and #Ecoli in relevant animal tissue models (🐖🐄)

We spotted what looked like very intimate adherence... E.coli O157:H7 on Bovine terminal rectal cellsSalmonella Typhimurium on porcine epithelial cells
It was a toughie to quantify back then with the tools we had, but every time we looked, we saw it 🤓
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