Monday, July 14, 2014

Clever, clever, Borrelia can live undetected

".....Through the experiments, UT researchers have found that B. burgdorferi is a sneaky organism. Not only does it move much more quickly than the neutrophils and dendritic cells that try to capture it in the skin, but it also seems to trick these cells into no longer seeing it as a threat. It is as if the bacterium camouflages itself and mouse cells perceive it as part of their normal environment, thus ignoring it....."

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