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Biomechanics of Borrelia burgdorferi Vascular Interactions

Overview of attention for article published in Cell Reports, August 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#41 of 3,870)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
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22 news outlets
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1 blog
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77 tweeters
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7 Facebook pages
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5 Google+ users

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23 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
Biomechanics of Borrelia burgdorferi Vascular Interactions
Published in
Cell Reports, August 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.08.013
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Authors

Rhodaba Ebady, Alexandra F. Niddam, Anna E. Boczula, Yae Ram Kim, Nupur Gupta, Tian Tian Tang, Tanya Odisho, Hui Zhi, Craig A. Simmons, Jon T. Skare, Tara J. Moriarty, Ebady, Rhodaba, Niddam, Alexandra F, Boczula, Anna E, Kim, Yae Ram, Gupta, Nupur, Tang, Tian Tian, Odisho, Tanya, Zhi, Hui, Simmons, Craig A, Skare, Jon T, Moriarty, Tara J

Abstract

Systemic dissemination of microbes is critical for progression of many infectious diseases and is associated with most mortality due to bacterial infection. The physical mechanisms mediating a key dissemination step, bacterial association with vascular endothelia in blood vessels, remain unknown. Here, we show that endothelial interactions of the Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi under physiological shear stress mechanistically resemble selectin-dependent leukocyte rolling. Specifically, these interactions are mediated by transfer of mechanical load along a series of adhesion complexes and are stabilized by tethers and catch bond properties of the bacterial adhesin BBK32. Furthermore, we found that the forces imposed on adhesive bonds under flow may be small enough to permit active migration driven by bacterial flagellar motors. These findings provide insight into the biomechanics of bacterial-vascular interactions and demonstrate that disseminating bacteria and circulating host immune cells share widely conserved mechanisms for interacting with endothelia under physiological shear stress.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 9%
Canada 2 9%
United States 1 4%
Sweden 1 4%
Unknown 17 74%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 22%
Student > Bachelor 4 17%
Professor 3 13%
Other 2 9%
Student > Master 2 9%
Other 6 26%
Unknown 1 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 17%
Unspecified 3 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 9%
Philosophy 1 4%
Other 5 22%
Unknown 1 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 234. 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 04 August 2017.
All research outputs
#27,186
of 8,200,470 outputs
Outputs from Cell Reports
#41
of 3,870 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,306
of 252,076 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cell Reports
#8
of 290 outputs
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