What Ticks Do Under Your Skin....

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What Ticks Do Under Your Skin....

Post by X-member » Mon 10 Mar 2014 10:08

What Ticks Do Under Your Skin: Two-Photon Intravital Imaging of Ixodes Scapularis Feeding in the Presence of the Lyme Disease Spirochete
Linda K. Bockenstedt, David Gonzalez, [...], and Ann Haberman


Yale J Biol Med. 2014 Mar 5;87(1):3-13.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3941458/

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Abstract
Lyme disease, due to infection with the Ixodes-tick transmitted spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, is the most common tick-transmitted disease in the northern hemisphere. Our understanding of the tick-pathogen-vertebrate host interactions that sustain an enzootic cycle for B. burgdorferi is incomplete. In this article, we describe a method for imaging the feeding of Ixodes scapularis nymphs in real-time using two-photon intravital microscopy and show how this technology can be applied to view the response of Lyme borrelia in the skin of an infected host to tick feeding.
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Re: What Ticks Do Under Your Skin....

Post by admin » Mon 10 Mar 2014 15:27

Small note:

It is handy if you also include journal name and publication date: Yale J Biol Med. 2014 Mar 5;87(1):3-13. Then one can see immediately where and when it was published and it can be useful later when one uses the search function.

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