UMD researcher uncovers protein used to outsmart the human immune system -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

UMD researcher uncovers protein used to outsmart the human immune system

04/03/2018

Image: a Ixodes scapularis tick; Copyright: Dr. Utpal Pal, University of Maryland

Ixodes scapularis ticks transmit the pathogens of Lyme disease, resulting a multisystem illness in a variety of animals and humans. The image shows bottom side a live Ixodes tick as seen under a confocal immunofluorescence microscope.