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by dorothy de kok
Thu 13 Dec 2012 9:21
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Borrelia miyamotoi
Replies: 14
Views: 5272

Re: Borrelia miyamotoi

Thanks for posting this CO. I agree that the discussion around Lyme needs to be broadened to include RF. We know so little about Lyme so I don't know if adding another pile of unknown on top of that is going to help. But some questions may be answered along the way. Have any studies been done to inv...
by dorothy de kok
Wed 12 Dec 2012 6:00
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Inducing mutation in borrelia - Is this perhaps the 'cure'?
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Inducing mutation in borrelia - Is this perhaps the 'cure'?

Hii all I'm picking up on the Flagella thread but redirecting it here along with another topic long abandoned. While reading the papers on the mutants withough flagella, I started wondering if inducing mutation would weaken the genetic code of the borrelia and if that could be repeated often enough ...
by dorothy de kok
Tue 11 Dec 2012 6:03
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Band 41
Replies: 19
Views: 15233

Re: Band 41

Thanks Lorima I don't know if such a mutant has been isolated from a host I see far more flagella-less (there has to be a better term) spirochetes than spiral shaped. They are very definitely non-motile. Believe me, mutants abound. But this is something I will look deeper into. Perhaps the mutatnts ...
by dorothy de kok
Mon 10 Dec 2012 17:11
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Band 41
Replies: 19
Views: 15233

Re: Band 41

This is probably a dumb question, but I am interested in this discussion. What if the borrelia has no flagella ie. a mutant? How does that affect gene sequencing? Will there still be a 41-kDa flagellar antigen present? Has the site of the mutation in such mutants been established? Many thanks Dorothy
by dorothy de kok
Mon 10 Dec 2012 14:02
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: New Lyme infection occurs with new rash - not relapse
Replies: 79
Views: 12966

Re: New Lyme infection occurs with new rash - not relapse

The paper Robert cited above was published in 1990.
Is my math correct - 22 years ago? What has been done by the blood banks since then?
by dorothy de kok
Fri 7 Dec 2012 15:51
Forum: Off-Topic Café
Topic: Information about microscopy (for the member who asked)
Replies: 43
Views: 48133

Re: Information about microscopy (for the member who asked)

Thanks Carina and CO. I have enough donuts for the three of us, and anyone who might care to join. Camp Other said: Far as I know, spirochetes which enter red blood cells are associated with relapsing fever spirochetes. I don't recall reading that B. burgdorferi does it, too. I may need to look that...
by dorothy de kok
Fri 7 Dec 2012 5:49
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Alleged Bogus LLND's Nurse Faces 11 Counts of Conspiracy
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

Re: Alleged Bogus LLND's Nurse Faces 11 Counts of Conspiracy

CO,

You just gave away the fact that you have to be at least over 35, unless you watch the reruns. :)

I also had a Charlie's Angels moment when reading the posts.
by dorothy de kok
Fri 7 Dec 2012 5:40
Forum: Off-Topic Café
Topic: Information about microscopy (for the member who asked)
Replies: 43
Views: 48133

Re: Information about microscopy (for the member who asked)

Out of curiosity, is anyone finding other microorganisms that I had not seen before? Anything new, in other words? Do you see this, CO? Any idea what it may be? I see hundreds of them in the blood that has high spirochetal loads (pathogenic or otherwise). I am referring to the organism that has man...
by dorothy de kok
Fri 7 Dec 2012 5:16
Forum: Off-Topic Café
Topic: Information about microscopy (for the member who asked)
Replies: 43
Views: 48133

Re: Information about microscopy (for the member who asked)

Camp other wrote So it became important to make a distinction between a pathogenic and nonpathogenic spirochete when one saw one. This did cross my mind. My question is this: Which intracellular (as in red blood cells) spirochetes are non-pathogenic? Are there any, anyone?? All spirochetes that I no...