Diary of a medical scientist
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Enteropathogenic Escherichia Coli (EPEC) bacteria (red) attached to the surface of a human intestinal epithelial cell (green). The bacteria have induced the cytoskeleton of the host cell to form ‘pedestals’ on which the bacteria are sitting. EPEC is a pathogenic variety of a common gut bacteria. The pathology caused by EPEC is due to the presence of phage DNA incorporated into the E. coli genome (lysogeny), which gives it the virulence factor(s) it needs to exert its effect on host cell cytoskeletal components.

Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Enteropathogenic Escherichia Coli (EPEC) bacteria (red) attached to the surface of a human intestinal epithelial cell (green). The bacteria have induced the cytoskeleton of the host cell to form ‘pedestals’ on which the bacteria are sitting. EPEC is a pathogenic variety of a common gut bacteria. The pathology caused by EPEC is due to the presence of phage DNA incorporated into the E. coli genome (lysogeny), which gives it the virulence factor(s) it needs to exert its effect on host cell cytoskeletal components.

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    E Coli siting on little ‘pedestals’ on an intestinal epithelial cell.
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