Tick immune system

An illustration designed for the review : “Interaction of the tick immune system with transmitted pathogens. Hajdusek et al. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 2013.” A model depicts tick immune mechanisms that constitute a potential barrier against pathogen transmissions. Read more: http://bit.ly/1awWnWL

Tick immune system

BioGraphix contributed four figures to the review about tick immune system written by Hajdusek et al. The paper is published in “Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology” and advertised on the Nature Facebook.  “Interaction of the tick immune system with transmitted pathogens. Hajdušek O, Síma R, Ayllón N, Jalovecká M, Perner J, de la Fuente J, Kopáček P. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2013 Jul 16;3:26.” Read more: http://bit.ly/1awWnWL

Hemoglobinolytic systems in hematophagous parasites

New illustration “Comparison of hemoglobinolytic systems in hematophagous parasites” has been recently published in the review in Trends of Parasitology. “New insights into the machinery of blood digestion by ticks. Sojka D, Franta Z, Horn M, Caffrey CR, Mareš M, Kopáček P. Trends Parasitol. 2013 Jun; 29(6):276-85. [Epub 2013 May 7].

Hormonal and genetic manipulation of insect metamorphosis

Development of the firebug, Pyrrhocoris apterus, serves as a paradigm for insect metamorphosis and its hormonal and genetic regulation. The illustration accompanies a current review article by Jindra and colleagues in the prestigious series of the Annual Reviews of Entomology. Publication: The Juvenile Hormone Signaling Pathway in Insect Development. Jindra M, Palli SR, Riddiford LM. Annu Rev Entomol. 2012 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22994547

Function of the Drosophila protein Atf3

A model for the role of the Atf3 protein in regulation of metabolism and immunity in the Drosophila fruit fly. The illustration was developed for a recent article by Rynes and colleagues in the journal of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Publication: Activating transcription factor 3 regulates immune and metabolic homeostasis. Rynes J, Donohoe CD, Frommolt P, Brodesser S, Jindra M, UhlirovaM. Mol Cell Biol. 2012 Oct;32(19):3949-62. Epub 2012 Jul 30. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22851689

Figures created for the article “Cell plasticity in Caenorhabditis elegans”

Figures created for the article “Cell plasticity in Caenorhabditis elegans: From induced to natural cell reprogramming” published in the journal Genesis, in January 2012. Publication: Cell plasticity in Caenorhabditis elegans: From induced to natural cell reprogramming.Hajduskova M, Ahier A, Daniele T, Jarriault S. Genesis. 2012 Jan;50(1):1-17. doi: 10.1002/dvg.20806. Epub 2011 Oct 19.

Regulation of insect metamorphosis

The direct change of bug larvae into adults is compared to the two-step metamorphosis of beetles, whose larvae change into adults via a stage called the pupa. The developmental transitions are regulated by changing activities of hormones and genes, depicted by the curves. The illustration accompanies an article by Konopova and colleagues in PLoS ONE (2011). Publication: Konopova B, Smykal V, Jindra M (2011) Common and distinct roles of juvenile hormone signaling

Development of the silkworm, Bombyx mori

Larval, pupal and adult stages of the silkworm in the course of normal development and under juvenile hormone deficiency. The illustration accompanies a Perspective article “The silkworm coming of age – early” by René Feyereisen and Marek Jindra in PLoS Genetics (2012). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3297579/?tool=pubmed