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Clocking the Lyme spirochete – Source: PLoS ONE, Feb 2008

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By Stephen E. Malawista and Anne de Boisfleury Chevance • www.ProHealth.com • April 8, 2008


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In order to clear the body of infecting spirochetes, phagocytic cells must be able to get hold of them. [Phagocytic cells are immune cells responsible for catching and engulfing invaders.]

In real-time phase-contrast videomicroscopy we were able to measure the speed of Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), the Lyme spirochete, moving back and forth across a platelet to which it was tethered.

Its mean crossing speed was 1,636 microm/min (N = 28), maximum, 2800 microm/min (N = 3). This is the fastest speed recorded for a spirochete, and upward of two orders of magnitude above the speed of a human neutrophil, the fastest cell in the body. [A phagocyte.]

This alacrity and its interpretation, in an organism with bidirectional motor capacity, may well contribute to difficulties in spirochete clearance by the host.

Source: PLoS ONE. 2008 Feb 20;3(2):e1633. PMID: 18286190, by Malawista SE and de Boisfleury Chevance A. Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America; Centre d’Ecologie Cellulaire, Hopital de la Salpetriere, Paris, France [E-mail: Stephen.malawista@yale.edu]




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