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Real-Time High Resolution 3D Imaging of the Lyme Disease Spirochete Adhering to and Escaping from the Vasculature of a Living Host

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS Pathogens, June 2008
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Title
Real-Time High Resolution 3D Imaging of the Lyme Disease Spirochete Adhering to and Escaping from the Vasculature of a Living Host
Published in
PLoS Pathogens, June 2008
DOI 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000090
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Authors

Tara J. Moriarty, M. Ursula Norman, Pina Colarusso, Troy Bankhead, Paul Kubes, George Chaconas, Jenifer Coburn

Abstract

Pathogenic spirochetes are bacteria that cause a number of emerging and re-emerging diseases worldwide, including syphilis, leptospirosis, relapsing fever, and Lyme borreliosis. They navigate efficiently through dense extracellular matrix and cross the blood-brain barrier by unknown mechanisms. Due to their slender morphology, spirochetes are difficult to visualize by standard light microscopy, impeding studies of their behavior in situ. We engineered a fluorescent infectious strain of Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease pathogen, which expressed green fluorescent protein (GFP). Real-time 3D and 4D quantitative analysis of fluorescent spirochete dissemination from the microvasculature of living mice at high resolution revealed that dissemination was a multi-stage process that included transient tethering-type associations, short-term dragging interactions, and stationary adhesion. Stationary adhesions and extravasating spirochetes were most commonly observed at endothelial junctions, and translational motility of spirochetes appeared to play an integral role in transendothelial migration. To our knowledge, this is the first report of high resolution 3D and 4D visualization of dissemination of a bacterial pathogen in a living mammalian host, and provides the first direct insight into spirochete dissemination in vivo.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 4%
United Kingdom 2 3%
Hungary 2 3%
Uzbekistan 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Sweden 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 62 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 27%
Researcher 20 27%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Student > Master 7 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 7 9%
Other 12 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 38 51%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 8%
Physics and Astronomy 4 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 4%
Other 11 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 December 2016.
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